- Australian man has been caught red-handed by Thai authorities for stealing
- John Robertson, 54, was caught stealing a woman’s luggage at the Thai airport
- He has been charged and could serve a jail term of up to five years if convicted
An Australian man has been caught allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage outside a bathroom at Bangkok airport.
John Robertson, 54, who has frequently visited Thailand over the last 12 years, admitted to stealing and opening the luggage but not to removing its contents.
CCTV footage at Suvarnabhumi airport appears to show Robertson walking off with a trolley carrying suitcases on Saturday.
Thai police arrested the Australian after the owner of the bags complained that they had gone missing, the Bangkok Post reports.
Australian man has been caught red-handed by Thai authorities for stealing at the airport
Robertson was later found with the bags at a foreign exchange booth and subsequently arrested.
The bags have since been returned to the rightful owner. She did not find anything amiss and has continued on with her journey to Dubai, the publication reports.
Mr Roberston who was on his way to Australia has since been charged for the theft and remains behind bars at a local police station.
According to the publication, if convicted, Mr Robertson faces a maximum jail term of five years and a fine of up to $382.
John Robertson, 54, was caught stealing a woman’s luggage at the Suvarnabhumi airport (pictured, stock image)
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