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Saturday 19 August 2017

Man charged with stealing John Legend's bag with £20,000 cufflinks inside

John Legend at the 89th Academy Awards
John Legend at the 89th Academy Awards

A man has been charged with stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing 25,000 dollar (£20,000) Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage trolley in New York.

District Attorney Richard Brown said 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the bag on Thursday when it was momentarily left unattended at Kennedy Airport.

Brown said Hilario was identified through surveillance camera footage. He was arrested on charges including grand larceny (theft) and possession of stolen property.

Hilario will appear at Queens County Criminal Court on Friday. It is not known if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.

Legend is a singer, songwriter, musician and actor who co-starred in the film La La Land.

The prosecutor says Legend's possessions, including the 25,000 dollar panther-head cufflinks, were returned to him.

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