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German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport

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German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport

By The Nation

 

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A 39-year-old German man, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a British tourist’s luggage from Suvarnabhumi Airport on December 13, has been arrested while trying to leave Thailand via a border checkpoint in Trat province.

 

The German suspect, Michael Joerg, was identified by CCTV footage as the person who took the man’s luggage from a conveyor belt for arriving passengers and then fled by taxi. 

 

The police later identified the suspect and secured a warrant for his arrest from Samut Prakan Court. 

 

After the suspect’s arrest on Saturday afternoon at the Ban Hat Lek border checkpoint, he was sent to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station for questioning, during which he allegedly confessed to the theft and also told police he had done similar crimes at the airport several times before. 

 

He reportedly told police he would usually sell the stolen valuables, then leave the country via a border province before returning to steal in Thailand again. 

 

Police initially charged him with theft at an airport, which is punishable by a jail term of 1-5 years and/or a fine of Bt20,000 to Bt100,000.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362742

— The Nation 2019-01-22

 

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I always have mixed feelings about the bag handling nowadays.

First come, first grab and no one checks the tags.

Of course I try to avoid valuable staff in checked baggage as good as possible.

A reason to push my way to the baggage carousel.

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Ah yes, the old "theft at an airport" charge. A lot more serious than a simple theft at a train station.

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8 hours ago, thedemon said:

Ah yes, the old "theft at an airport" charge. A lot more serious than a simple theft at a train station.

Any theft is unexceptionable in my book, lock this bum up. teach him a lesson.

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9 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

I always have mixed feelings about the bag handling nowadays.

First come, first grab and no one checks the tags.

Of course I try to avoid valuable staff in checked baggage as good as possible.

A reason to push my way to the baggage carousel.

A reason to push my way to the baggage carousel

 

you would not want to be pushing me on a bad day. i wouldn't take kindly to that.

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Is this real? You can’t make any money selling people’s clothes. No one in their right mind puts Jewellery in checked baggage. You would be lucky to find a laptop in one of five checked bags, and you can only steal one or two at a time. Could he somehow tell who had checked in photographic equipment?

Do we really believe the “confession”? It is easier to see this as a case of switched bags gone very wrong due to Thai ineptitude, with one party then going to the police.

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33 minutes ago, mickymouse1 said:

How does he get in to the arrival area? Or he does it only when travelling🤔

 

11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He reportedly told police he would usually sell the stolen valuables, then leave the country via a border province before returning to steal in Thailand again

I believe he leaves then flies back in.

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11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He reportedly told police he would usually sell the stolen valuables,

And what valuables does the average traveler put in their luggage? Perhaps a shaving machine😆? What a pathetic man.

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