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French tourist says 350 euros stolen on Koh Pha Ngan-bound bus

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French tourist says 350 euros stolen on Koh Pha Ngan-bound bus

By The Nation

 

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A French woman on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Surat Thani police, claiming that 350 euros in cash were stolen from her bag aboard a bus from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan.
 

Nadia (no last name available), 23, filed the complaint at the Muang Surat Thani police station at 6am.

 

She told police that her money was stolen aboard the Tour 30 bus of Monthanathip And Travel Co Ltd, which left Khao San Road in Bangkok at 6.30pm on Monday.

 

The tourist said when she got off the bus to catch a ferry boat to Koh Pha Ngan on Tuesday morning, she found her cash had gone.

 

She said she saw a bus worker search passengers’ bags late at night when most were asleep, but could not remember which worker.

Police will summon the bus driver and his helpers for interrogation.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30350222

 
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1 hour ago, Vacuum said:

.....and keep your money in your pocket. Why would anyone keep money in a bag/backpack on a bus, train or airplane? Just stupid!  Insurance claim/scam?

........and why would/should an insurance company pay out for cash left in an unattended bag?

 

......not that I'm a fan of insurance companies.

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She said she saw a bus worker search passengers’ bags late at night when most were asleep, but could not remember which worker.

 

  That doesn't make sense to me. If somebody would see a "bus worker" searching passenger's bags, wouldn't you take your cash out of your own bag?

 

  

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28 minutes ago, jenny2017 said:

She said she saw a bus worker search passengers’ bags late at night when most were asleep, but could not remember which worker.

 

They would have been long gone .

There get off at the service station before arrival and take the stolen stuff with them , if the Police get involved, then theres no stolen evidance

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If this is true and no scam, no sympathy for her.
It's been known since ages not to take a bus from KS road and also not to store any valuables in your luggage.

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So she didn’t say anything to anyone on the bus when she seen the guy searching through peoples bags ?? Sounds like she’s after cash to waste at full moon party !! 

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5 hours ago, jenny2017 said:

She said she saw a bus worker search passengers’ bags late at night when most were asleep, but could not remember which worker.

 

  That doesn't make sense to me. If somebody would see a "bus worker" searching passenger's bags, wouldn't you take your cash out of your own bag?

 

  

Yes. not only that, I would raise the alarm as well by letting others on the bus see what was happening. 

 

But she didn't... I wonder why?

 

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You need to watch your money.I mean islands like Phangan there are people who are looking for an opportunity.

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Where was the bag ? If it was left in the luggage bay under the bus that is inviting trouble because the bus assistant or relief driver  sleeps under there as the bus is travelling and nobody can see him This sort of thing happens all the time  

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This pilfering is usually done in the luggage hold, not in the passenger compartment; I cannot see a worker taking the risk of being caught doing this in the view of the passengers.... smells of an insurance scam.

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More likely to happen inside the bus as people would keep their valuables with them, maybe in a small bag.

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 6:14 PM, Bundooman said:

Yes. not only that, I would raise the alarm as well by letting others on the bus see what was happening. 

 

But she didn't... I wonder why?

 

No need for her to let others know as no one else seemed to have lost anything.

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