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Thief steals almost US$50,000 in mid-air robbery

Vietnam Airlines.
Vietnam Airlines. Image by Aero Icarus / CC BY-SA 2.0

In-flight thefts are on the increase and is an emerging crime affecting airlines, according to authorities at Vietnam’s national carrier. Vietnam Airlines has warned travellers to take extra care so as not to fall victim to criminals on flights stealing from overhead lockers and passengers’ pockets.  According to the Vietnam Airlines head of Safety, Quality and Security Section, a Japanese passenger recently had US$49,500 stolen while on a flight.  Read more: thanhniennews.com