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2 hours ago, smedly said:

What exact point are you attempting to make, what a weird post, I am certain if you had your 1200EURO iPhone stolen by these scumbags you'd be wanting them caught and punished, a crime is a crime

 

Absolutely. And petty theft like this, of someone's personal property is particularly mean and nasty. People are reliant on their personal phones for many things, like OTP's SMS's from banks and other on-line sites etc. Headache to change things as well as the expense and inconvenience. Good the police recovered it and arrested these shameful scum.

 

Usual arrogance in refusing to co-operate and demanding they speak only to their Embassy. Do they still think it's the age of colonial powers who will get their citizens out of trouble with a snap of the fingers? 

 

Pair of opportunist thieves who should be dealt with accordingly.

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The 5,000 Thb reward,certainly got the police going,sprung

into action and got their man and woman,just pleased the

culprits were French and not British.

regards worgeordie

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33 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Absolutely. And petty theft like this, of someone's personal property is particularly mean and nasty. People are reliant on their personal phones for many things, like OTP's SMS's from banks and other on-line sites etc. Headache to change things as well as the expense and inconvenience. Good the police recovered it and arrested these shameful scum.

 

Usual arrogance in refusing to co-operate and demanding they speak only to their Embassy. Do they still think it's the age of colonial powers who will get their citizens out of trouble with a snap of the fingers? 

 

Pair of opportunist thieves who should be dealt with accordingly.

More 'colonial' claptrap merely highlighting igrorance of the convention to which both countries have signed.

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5 hours ago, ezzra said:

Now we all can let out a sigh of relief that the arch criminals were caught

and the country is back to be what it was before this heinous crime, a

lawful and obedient country...

 

I'll never understand these types of comments. Are you suggesting that we don't arrest petty criminals as long as there are other crimes being carried out in Thailand? Should we just let them slide? Has anyone claimed that there aren't any other crimes in Thailand or that this is one of the worst offenses? If not, who are you arguing against? Or is it just an attempt at getting some cheap internet points by passive-aggressively bashing the police/Thailand/commenters?

 

The reason the case has gotten attention in media is that they have been asking for people's help in identifying and catching the thieves, not that it's the worst crime imaginable.

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Sorry but I do not understand ? They took a phone that they found somewhere without anybody around, but it is considered as a theft ? It's not like if they took if from somebody bag or pocket.

 

Also, what do you expect that would happen ? They just paid the fine and took their plane back home !

They didn't kill anybody or didn't carry drug.

 

 

So grabbing cars left on the street would not be theft either? Or grabbing a laptop from a coffee shop table when the owner steps away to order another cup. Genius

 

 

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Curious about how they were caught at the airport.

I'm assuming they were dumb and traveling together and didn't alter their appearance by dying their hair or anything.

They had a clear video so easy to catch that way.

But are the Thai police using facial recognition technology? 

Suppose they had split up and traveled on different flights and dyed their hair. Would they still have been caught? 

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1 hour ago, grkt said:

Sorry but I do not understand ? They took a phone that they found somewhere without anybody around, but it is considered as a theft ? It's not like if they took if from somebody bag or pocket.

 

Also, what do you expect that would happen ? They just paid the fine and took their plane back home !

They didn't kill anybody or didn't carry drug.

 

 

Interesting that “they just paid the fine and took the their plane back home!”

 

I’d like to know the fine. Please provide the source for your update on the update. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, grkt said:

Sorry but I do not understand ? They took a phone that they found somewhere without anybody around, but it is considered as a theft ? It's not like if they took if from somebody bag or pocket.

 

Also, what do you expect that would happen ? They just paid the fine and took their plane back home !

They didn't kill anybody or didn't carry drug.

 

 

the mentality of a career criminal 

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1 hour ago, worgeordie said:

The 5,000 Thb reward,certainly got the police going,sprung

into action and got their man and woman,just pleased the

culprits were French and not British.

regards worgeordie

We are not all bad , the lovely French people ( even though they can speak English, German , Italian etc ) often refuse - it’s in their blood - I call it arrogance.

 

The Embassies/ Consulates around the world offer little help if you are apprended . I think it’s a done deal here. 

We always get the rights warriors - innocent before proven guilty. I totally agree - in this case NO. 

 

I hope Big Joke will be arriving soon. 

 

As someone said - for an ordinary Thai - this phone is a vast amount of money - and maybe the little French people should understand- find my IPhone ! 

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I believe the original post stated that it was an office that they'd gone into to use the toilet, so they deserve everything they get as we are all caught short sometimes and hope to rely on someone's' hospitality, they have possibly reduced that by at least one. The office worker had a right to leave their phone unattended in their working environment as they obviously trusted their workers and these pair came along and didn't do much towards Thai/farlang relationships. Some time in Thai nick will help the chubby one slim a bit and wiil certainly teach these 2 educators a good lesson.

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1 hour ago, Jingthing said:

Curious about how they were caught at the airport.

I'm assuming they were dumb and traveling together and didn't alter their appearance by dying their hair or anything.

They had a clear video so easy to catch that way.

But are the Thai police using facial recognition technology? 

Suppose they had split up and traveled on different flights and dyed their hair. Would they still have been caught? 

If you are flying, you need to look like your passport photo. When entering Thailand through an airport we all pose for a photo at Immigration. Maybe they were caught by name recognition.

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