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Gang of thieving Don Muang Airport staff exposed by woman using ‘Find My iPhone feature

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A gang of thieving staff from Don Muang Airport underestimated the Find My iPhone feature after they helped themselves to a passenger’s iPhone X.

A Thai woman whose iPhone X was stolen from her luggage after she took a flight to Don Muang airport managed to track down the stolen phone using the Find My iPhone feature.

Gang of thieving Don Muang Airport staff exposed by woman using ‘Find My iPhone feature | News by Samui Times

Tithalie Wongchawakronkul posted about the incident on Facebook, where the post has since gone viral after being shared more than 20,000 times.

Tithalie said that on March 21st she took a flight from Udon Thani to Don Muang. Before the flight she placed her iPhone X in her luggage that was checked in by airline staff and loaded onto the plane.

When she arrived at Don Muang she collected her luggage but the iPhone was missing. 

She then reported the phone missing to officers at Chokchai Police Station. 

Using the Find My iPhone feature she was able to track the device to an address in Pathum Thani. She visited the address and to her astonishment saw staff uniform from Don Muang hanging on the washing line outside.

She took photos of the house and reported the address to police.

Police spoke to the owner of the house who said he bought the iPhone for 4,000 baht from a woman who works as a cleaner at Don Muang airport.

When the cleaner was tracked down, she admitted that the iPhone X had been given to her by her boyfriend, who it was claimed was a staff supervisor at the airport.

Police believe that there could be a gang of employees who are stealing items from passenger’s bags by using the luggage X-Ray machines to help identify potentially valuable goods.

It is understood a warrant has been issued for the arrest of one staff member but it wasn’t immediately clear if anyone has yet been arrested.

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