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Farmer who stole trolley bag from fellow Singapore Airlines passenger jailed a year

Published on May 15, 2014 4:49 PM
 
A Chinese farmer who pinched a bag from a fellow Singapore Airlines passenger was jailed for a year on Thursday. -- ST GRAPHICS

A Chinese farmer who pinched a bag from a fellow Singapore Airlines passenger was jailed for a year on Thursday.

Jiang Zhijun, 32, pleaded guilty to stealing Mr Pascal Blanchet's trolley bag on a flight from Singapore to Surabaya, Indonesia, at about 8.45am on March 25. He also admitted trying to steal another from businessman Krishnan Suppaiah beforehand.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Dwayne Lum told the court how Jiang opened the overhead compartment and tried to steal Mr Suppaiah's black trolley bag but was spotted by the 40-year-old Singaporean who took his luggage back from him.

Jiang returned to his seat but about 15 minutes later Mr Suppaiah saw him walking up and down the plane's aisle before taking another black trolley bag from an overhead compartment and carrying it into the toilet.

 
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