LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – North Las Vegas police have confirmed to FOX5 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is taking over the case involving the man accused of burglarizing aircraft and stealing a plane at the North Las Vegas airport in late December.

Damian Zukaitis allegedly stole an 80,000 dollar plane at the airport and then took it for a joyride into California where Zukaitis made a crash landing near Barstow.

Police also suspect Zukaitis is responsible for three burglaries on other planes on December 27, 28, and 29 and noted that one of the planes was burglarized twice.

The FBI will now take over the suspect’s extradition back to southern Nevada and determine any federal charges he could face.

FOX5 has reached out to the FBI for more details on the case.

This is a developing story.


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