A female flier swiped $5,600 from a security bin at JFK Airport — then tried to hide it by stashing some of the dough in a box of Cheerios, law enforcement sources told The Post.
The cash grab occurred when the victim, a 60-year-old man from China, placed $4,300 in US currency and an additional $1,300 in yen in a plastic bin during screening at 10:20 a.m. Sunday before boarding a flight, said sources with the Port Authority Police Department.
After walking through the screening checkpoint, he realized his loot was missing from the bin, sources said.
A review of security-camera footage pointed to the suspect and showed that she had made it to an Air Emirates flight at Gate A-6, sources said.
PAPD cops then spotted the woman, Nadira D. Mallik, 61, seated on a plane awaiting departure to Dubai and found the US greenbacks inside a Cheerios box inside her carry-on bag, sources said.The yen had been placed inside a compartment of the same carry-on.