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

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48 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

It's the Swiss that needs to be in inverted commas, looks more middle eastern, if that can still be suggested these days. 

Sadly for you Gatte is a European name and not a middle eastern.

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4 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

While I agree you have to be an idiot to walk off and leave any device behind you, I’m not sure you can gaol someone for being stupid. 

 

For one thing the gaols would be flooded with the guilty. They are overcrowded as it is...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we lived in a society where we could leave valuables unattended?

 

They deserve time in jail.

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5 minutes ago, malcoml said:

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we lived in a society where we could leave valuables unattended?

 

They deserve time in jail.

Leaving anything unattended in an airport these days is extremely foolish. Worst case scenario is airport closure till said item is neutralised.

I don't advocate jailtime for the notebook owner but a severe censure from the police would be good.

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They are going to spend quite a different and memorable Christmas this year.

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3 hours ago, jenny2017 said:

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. 

If anyone thinks I am a thief because some other westerners stole some stuff, then I would think they are ignorant for generalizing. 

 

Kind of like how some posters on here think all Thais behave the same way :) 

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1 minute ago, PremiumLane said:

If anyone thinks I am a thief because some other westerners stole some stuff, then I would think they are ignorant for generalizing. 

 

Kind of like how some posters on here think all Thais behave the same way :) 

 

 

I'm a Farang and some of them had done bag snatching, mostly at airports. Of course, does the ordinary folk believe that we are "same same".

 

       I don't think that the village lady was ignorant. If a bunch of Thais would steal stuff from people in a more civilized country, wouldn't we have a similar reaction? And protecting our goods can't be ignorant, don't you think so?

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It is one of the good things about this country, petty theft is rare outside tourist areas..ive left keys in mocy overnight in public places, left backpacks at restaurants ir bars and gone back 60 mins later to find it still there and i ciuld go on an on...

....now how is one called sneaky when every corner of every airport is now under vid serviellence and you steal something on the way in???

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4 hours ago, YetAnother said:

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

A valid worry, they want to celebrate the birthday of the saviour, the one mentioned in the book where it say's 'Thou shalt not steal', ooops

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6 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

police arrested them when they tried to board a plane home on November 24th after being recognised by airport security staff.

How come staff, security, etc. seldom, if ever, recognise Thai thieves, con artists, scammers, etc. when tourists are the victims of crime here? Strange that... 

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

The jails are filled with poor people. Those who can't afford bail and couldn't afford to buy the cops off. Rich guilty as we have all seen, don't go to jail. The population of Nong Plalai outside Pattaya is 60% unconvicted on remand, so technically it isn't flooded with proven guilty.

This is just so damn universally true that it is not funny.

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