Man Arrested for Stealing Valuables on Over 200 Flights in India

A man has been arrested for stealing valuables from passengers on over 200 flights in India.

Gobind Arora
Published on: 14 May 2024 9:40 AM GMT
Man Arrested for Stealing Valuables on Over 200 Flights in India


A serial thief who targeted passengers on premium domestic flights in India has been arrested after taking over 200 flights in a year. The man, who has not been identified, stole jewelry and other valuables from co-passengers' bags while they were sleeping or otherwise occupied.

The thief's modus operandi was to use a fake identity to book flights and switch seats after boarding to avoid detection. He would typically target passengers who were traveling alone and appeared to be wealthy. Once he had identified a target, he would wait for an opportunity to steal from their bags.

The thief's luck eventually ran out when he was caught on CCTV footage stealing from a passenger on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. The airline security team was alerted and the man was apprehended upon landing in Mumbai.

Police investigations revealed that the thief had been involved in a string of similar thefts over the past year. He is believed to have stolen valuables worth millions of rupees from unsuspecting passengers.

The arrest of this thief highlights the importance of being vigilant when traveling on flights. Passengers are advised to keep their valuables close to them at all times and to be wary of strangers who try to strike up conversations. It is also important to report any suspicious activity to the cabin crew.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe on flights:

  • Do not carry large amounts of cash or jewelry with you.
  • If you must bring valuables, keep them in your carry-on luggage and store them in a secure location.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to your belongings.
  • If you see something suspicious, report it to a flight attendant immediately.
  • By following these tips, you can help to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of theft on a flight.
Gobind Arora

Gobind Arora

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