Singapore — An Australian man managed to steal S$10,000 worth of items from shops at Changi Airport within a span of three hours on Monday (Aug 12).
Bailey Chad Phillip (45) stayed at Changi Airport for a layover during his flight from Germany to Melbourne.
While browsing a duty-free shop in Terminal 2, Phillip bagged a 700ml bottle of whisky worth S$4,500. He also took four other bottles of whisky, three packs of cigarettes, and three cans of beer.
In addition to that he stole two bottles of perfume amounting to S$300 and electronic equipment including two pairs of headphones, two pairs of earphones, and a Bluetooth speaker.
At the transit hall of Terminal 1, Phillip stole a S$3,400 Fendi sling bag.
However, an employee quickly noticed the bag was already missing from the display shelf and so checked the security camera footage.
According to a report by The New Paper, police officers found Phillip at Terminal 1 and recovered all the stolen items from him.
Before he went on a shoplifting spree, he argued that he drank medicine to calm his anxiety since he was afraid of flying.
He also said he was “not thinking straight” due to the alcohol.
For his offences, Phillip was sentenced to 12 days in jail and his sentence was backdated to Aug 16. -/TISG