Singaporean man’s Bangkok airport mix-up results in arresting headlines

The Singaporean man arrested at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok for allegedly stealing the belongings of a German man insists it was all a mix-up.
Teo Yu Xuan Kenny was attempting to board a airplane residence when Immigration Bureau officers swooped to apprehend the Singaporean for the alleged theft of 100,000 baht in money, a laptop, and a passport belonging to a German tourist staying in the same Pattaya hotel. Kenny mentioned it was a mistake on behalf of the lodge. Staff had reportedly mixed up room numbers 614 and 416.
Kenny and his three associates had flown to Thailand on Thursday, July 6, and deliberate to return residence on Monday, July eleven. The mix-up occurred when Kenny’s friend, often known as Chee, checked out of his room. While Chee and two different Singaporean friends left the lodge at 11am on Monday, Kenny decided to stay in his room somewhat longer.
Kenny stated
“The resort workers tried to contact Chee to collect items that he supposedly left behind in Room 614 however failed to succeed in him, in order that they requested me to collect them as an alternative. I went all the means down to the reception and picked up a laptop and a small sling bag.”
Unbeknownst to Kenny, the bag contained 86,000 baht and a hundred and fifty euros (6,000 baht) in cash, as properly as a BMW automotive key. Kenny acknowledged that he did not verify the bag and easily assumed it belonged to his friend, as the T Pattaya Hotel employees had assumed as nicely. Kenny’s friend, Daniel Oei said…
“Kenny did not suppose much of it because he had seen Chee with a laptop computer on their trip.”
On Monday, because the Singaporean pals were about to board their flight at the Bangkok airport, Kenny was unexpectedly arrested by airport police.
The German tourist staying in room 416 had filed a complaint with the Pattaya Police concerning the alleged theft. Kenny was detained by each the immigration police and the vacationer police in Pattaya for 20 hours. Recounting his experience, Kenny said…
“I was arrested round four.35pm on Monday and held on the airport until midnight on Tuesday.”
Afterwards, Kenny was taken again to Pattaya, a two-hour drive away, where he was saved in a holding cell till 1pm earlier than giving his police assertion. Two of his friends returned to Singapore first, whereas certainly one of them stayed behind to submit bail for him. Kenny’s passport was withheld through the ongoing police investigations, but it was returned to the Singaporean at midday on Thursday after the case was dropped. The police dismissed the case as a misunderstanding. Oei said…
“The police investigation confirmed, after reviewing CCTV footage supplied by the lodge, displaying the hotel’s employees calling my good friend and asking him to retrieve the objects. The victim’s room was at 416, and my friend was at 614.”
Kenny revealed that he had spent roughly 70,000 baht in authorized charges and a further 17,000 baht for two extra nights of lodge accommodation and his flight home. He said…
“This whole incident has been a nightmare and very disruptive for me. My plans at work have all been held back.”
The news reports primarily relied on a Facebook publish by the Thai Immigration Police, which said that that they had arrested a Singaporean man for “robbery or receiving stolen goods” on Monday.
Kenny mentioned that the resort apologised to him and offered free-stay vouchers as compensation. However, the resort has not responded to the story.
Original story:
Immigration Bureau officers acted swiftly to arrest a Singaporean man at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok after he stole belongings and a hundred,000 baht in money from a German man. It took officers less than an hour to apprehend the thief who tried to flee the country with his stolen haul.
Gift acquired a grievance about the Singaporean thief, Teo Yu Xuan Kenny, from a lodge in Pattaya yesterday, July 10. According to the hotel, a German visitor had entrusted them along with his valuables, together with one hundred,000 baht in cash, a laptop computer, and his passport.
The Singaporean thief approached the resort staff, deceitfully claiming possession of the objects, and managed to walk away with every thing earlier than trying out of the hotel.
Officers discovered that Kenny was travelling to Don Mueang Airport to return to Singapore. At 4.35pm on the identical day, officers managed to arrest Kenny. All of the stolen assets have been seized and returned to the German sufferer.
The Superintendent of the Chon Buri Provincial Immigration Office, Parinya Klinkaysorn, commended the effectiveness of the operation, emphasising that it took only 50 minutes from the time the complaint was filed to the arrest of the suspect..

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