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THURSDAY, December 01, 2022
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German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport

German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport

TUESDAY, January 22, 2019

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.

German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport

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. 

German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport
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. 

German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport
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.

German man arrested for stealing passenger’s luggage at airport
 

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