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“Sneaky” Swiss thieves set to spend Christmas in Thai jail after airport theft

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Video: “Sneaky” Swiss thieves set to spend Christmas in Thai jail after airport theft

 

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A Swiss couple who stole a notebook computer from a Thai passenger at Suvarnabhumi airport are set to spend Christmas in jail.

 

The couple identified only as Anna, 56, and Romano 61, were arrested over a week ago in connection with the theft of the notebook, reportedly worth 40,000 baht.

 

The couple stole the notebook when they arrived in Thailand in October and police arrested them when they tried to board a plane home on November 24th after being recognised by airport security staff.

 

Initially the pair said they were innocent and denied involvement in the theft, but later confessed after police searched their luggage and found the notebook inside one of their bags. Officers also showed the couple CCTV footage of the incident.

 

 

The footage shows the woman sitting next to the notebook which had been left unattended by its Thai owner. 

 

The woman can then be seen appearing to cover the notebook with her jacket before walking off with her husband.

 

The owner of the laptop told police that when he returned he found only an empty box and that his notebook was stolen.

 

A report by Thai news station Channel 3 branded the couple “sneaky”.

 

The couple, who were charged with theft, have bemoaned the fact that they look set to spend Christmas in jail.

 

Speaking to Swiss media the couple said they do not expect to leave until at least January 11th, the date of their court hearing.

 

They described the incident as a “stupid story”.

 

 
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1 hour ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

were arrested over a week ago in connection with the theft of the notebook,

and they are worried about christmas ?! being arrested for theft in a foreign country currently in the spell of ultra conservatism is not trivial

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I am trying to remember...  is time in a jail ( Court / Prison / Jail documents ) a excuse that Immigration accepts for a overstay ( vs Medical documents ) to leave without paying "overstay" fine?... hummm

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They described the incident as a “stupid story”.

 

    Special thanks to these idiots! Thais do seem to think that we are all a bunch of thieves. 

 

    Just recently, when I sat at the local hospital waiting for my OPD card when a woman in front of me all in a sudden grabbed her bag and put it on her lap, right after she saw me sitting behind her.

 

     It didn't make me feel good and it's only because of some trashy foreigners who give all of us a bad name. 

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