Algerian pickpocket caught working Airport Link trains

Algerian pickpocket caught working Airport Link trains

Police question Abdelazis Dahane, 57, caught picking the pocket of a Hong Kong tourist man inside Airport Link's train at Makkasan police is interrogated. (Photo by the Tourist Police Bureau)
Police question Abdelazis Dahane, 57, caught picking the pocket of a Hong Kong tourist man inside Airport Link's train at Makkasan police is interrogated. (Photo by the Tourist Police Bureau)

An Algerian man has been arrested for picking the pocket of a Hong Kong tourist inside a passenger carriage at the Makkasan Airport Link train station.

The passenger reported his wallet missing on Wednesday.

Tourist police then examined recordings from closed-circuit cameras, which showed a man stealing the wallet from the  tourist on board a train at Makkasan station on Aug 1, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau told a media briefing on Friday. 

Abdelazis Dahane, 57, was subsequently arrested at the station around 5.15pm the same day.

Police found the stolen black wallet in his possession, along with the 1,020 baht cash and US$2,680 it contained.

A police investigation revealed the suspect had entered Thailand 12 times.  Police believed he entered the country to commit similar offences each time as he had three passports he took turns using.

Mr Dahane was handed over to Makkasan police for legal action 


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