Police arrest 2 for theft on board SIA flights
Published on Apr 22, 2012
By Carolyn Khew
Police have arrested two men for theft-related offences on board separate Singapore Airlines flights on Saturday.
In the first case which took place on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Singapore, a 38-year-old man was spotted by a cabin crew to have removed a laptop bag from an overhead compartment located several seats in front of him.
The suspect then went back to his seat and began searching through the bag before returning it to where it was stored originally. A check later revealed that apart from some documents, there were no valuables kept inside the bag.
The second suspect, a 49-year-old man, was on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to Vietnam when he was spotted by the cabin crew to have removed a laptop bag from an overhead compartment near his allotted seat.
The culprit was seen taking the bag and moving to the rear of the aircraft during the boarding process. He later rummaged through the bag and removed cash from it. The laptop bag was then returned back to the original overhead compartment. The male suspect was later detained and currencies amounting to $630 belonging to owner of the bag was recovered.
Both suspects are Chinese nationals.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Straits Times.