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Thai airport taxi driver who stole from Aussie arrested after three years


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"He was taken to the airport police and charged with stealing at an airport using a conveyance. "

 

"conveyance" - maybe you get more fines for using a baggage trolley to escape with a tourist luggage...

 

wait until e-scooters are allowed into the airport.....

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Better keep taking those phone pics of the driver's details while riding to and from the airport... the police need the help.

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Why would he take the passport to the Embassy (and give his details). Surely a thief would just dump it, or try to sell it.

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2 hours ago, Henryford said:

Why would he take the passport to the Embassy (and give his details). Surely a thief would just dump it, or try to sell it.

Either hoping for a reward, or covering his rear end to say "What money?''

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I see "Soon, soon, soon" - 3 years ago!  The cab driver ticked someone off and they finally nailed him now. 

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I'm curious...  Did the driver deliberately steal the goodies, or did the Aussie forget them in the taxi and the driver found them later?

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On 6/7/2021 at 10:00 AM, colinneil said:

Wonder how T.A.T. will spin this one.

I don't think they would bother Colin.

 

But if you see something let me know.

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On 6/8/2021 at 12:09 PM, brianthainess said:

Either hoping for a reward, or covering his rear end to say "What money?''

Where does it say he gave his details to the OZ Embassy/ Maybe he just stopped at the security hut on the footpath gave a security guard the passport through the passengers door window and drove off? Did they record the rego. No; who knows?

 

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Well, it seems the driver must have lived on the lam, not working for 3 years. Just imagine trying to do that on 100k Baht! Awesome... 

 

Even before getting caught, I think he managed to prove the adage that that crime does not pay (at least in this case not very well).

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20 hours ago, scorecard said:

Where does it say he gave his details to the OZ Embassy/ Maybe he just stopped at the security hut on the footpath gave a security guard the passport through the passengers door window and drove off? Did they record the rego. No; who knows?

 

It would all be recorded on their CTV.

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remarkable............... 3 years after the theft.

i applaud the persistence of the RTP in this "cold" case.

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When I return home from my holiday I usually am just about broke! This Aussie is heading back home with a lot of cash. Couldn't it find places where to spend his money?!  

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good to hear that the police do follow on cold cases.

 

a friend of mine told me that he was robbed, few years ago, near the bangkok airport, when

he returned from a flight and took a taxi. the taxi suddenly took a turn to a dark alley, another man got inside , and they took all his belonging under threats of knives.

 

i did not ask him if he went to the police because it was abvious the police will not help.

maybe now i should ask.

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A positive story for a change. I did not know the police are working on cold cases.

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