I don’t know about you, but I never keep valuables like money in a carry on bag.
One man is claiming that he had goods and money worth $260,000 in his carry on bag which was placed in the overhead bin stolen during a flight to Hong Kong!
Supposedly two watches and foreign currency were stolen from the 39 year-old Turkish businessman while on an Emirates flight.
According to T+L. “Reports vary as to the exact amount of the valuables—running from $26,000 to the $260,000—but the estimates hover in the multi-digit range“.
When the flight arrived in Hong Kong, the man reported the alleged theft to cabin crew who then alerted the police. Emirates told T+L that they’re working closely with the police, providing info to assist in the investigation.
As of now the situation has not been cleared up.
I don’t know about you, but I’d recommend that you be extra careful with what you leave in your carry on bag- especially if you’re storing it in the overhead bin. (Or maybe you should keep your valuables close by wearing this jacket.)
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