A passenger shared his experience aboard a VietJet flight where flight attendants were able to stop an alleged attempt to steal his bag. The passenger named Jocen Villongco on his Facebook account warned everyone about alleged thieves on board the aircraft. A Chinese man was caught attempting to steal his bag when he shouted for help. The flight attendants were able to retrieve Villongco's belongings.
In his Facebook page, Villongco said, "Mid-flight during my VietJetAir Hanoi-Yangon commute, from my window seat (24-F) I could see a passenger at 24-C aisle seat going through a backpack which after a second look turned up to be MY backpack! I started screaming and saying that it was "MY BAG! That's MY BAG!"
"The flight attendant quickly got there and took the bag away from the thief and gave my bag back and asked that I check my bag right away. Upon checking, I discovered that my wallet has already been turned inside out but, fortunately enough, nothing has been taken. I confirmed with the stewardess that I would like to file a police report ?. She asked for my passport as well as that of the 'thief'. Soon they asked if other passengers around the 'thief' if they could sign in as witness. Only one guy, a Korean, volunteered. The others didn't even want to be bothered."
Villongco's continued, "After the airliner landed, Yangon airport police moved in to investigate. They questioned me, the stewardess and the "thief" who turned out to be a Chinese national. A passport check found that the Chinese national often travelled on flights carrying transit passengers, as this would make it easier to avoid being caught after committing a crime. Police and airport officials detained Zhang Zhenggang, who just turned 36 that day. Happy birthday to him! I would like to thank the awesome VietJetAir flight attendants especially the lady purser ♥️(see our selfie pic) for their calm and efficient way of handling the situation. And Thank You also to the wonderful Yangon Airport security and police, especially the lady security personnel, for being well organized and making me feel secure during this stressful circumstances."
At the end, Villongco provided some learning points about securing your items on board.
Flight attendants, more than serving and attending to passengers, are highly trained to ensure the safety and security of passengers on board.
See Villongco's complete post below: