Couple held for stealing air traveller's forgotten iPad

Couple held for stealing air traveller's forgotten iPad

Muan Sophan, left, and his wife, Thippapha Thonnasri, during questioning by police. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chaiyuworakan)
Muan Sophan, left, and his wife, Thippapha Thonnasri, during questioning by police. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chaiyuworakan)

SAMUT PRAKAN: Two airport employees have been charged with the theft of an iPad a passenger had left behind on a plane after arriving at Suvarnabhumi.

Police arrested Muan Sophan and his wife Thippapha Thonnasri at their rented room in Bang Sao Thong district on Thursday.

They were charged with stealing the Apple tablet from Theerasak Arunruemwattana, who forgot to take it with him when he disembarked from flight TG635 from Seoul to Bangkok.

As soon as he realised what happened, Mr Theerasak registered the loss with Suvarnabhumi Airport police. They checked the plane and did not find it.

Police tracked it down by using the device's Find-My-iPad mode, which was turned on. The tablet had been taken to the couple's home, then to a canal near the airport, where it was later found floating in a plastic bag.

Mr Muan, 29, is a baggage conveyor handler at the airport and his 37-year-old wife a plane cabin cleaner. 

Tourist Police chief Pol Lt Gen Chettha Komolwattana said Ms Thippapha admitted finding the iPad in a back seat locker and taking it home. She asked her husband to dump it after finding it was password-locked. He ditched it in the canal.  

The couple were charged with theft. 


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