Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

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Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:30 pm

This was posted on a South East Asia backpacker social media page yesterday.
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OP answers the 'How do we know this is true ?' question that everyone asks in these cases:
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The accused man is a male Algerian national aged 30 or 32. His first name is Brahim.
CEONews has further passport details.
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 pm

Same guy who got caught on CCTV stealing a moto a few days ago??? (Can't find the thread, but looks familiar if my memory serves me right?)
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by hburns » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:02 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Same guy who got caught on CCTV stealing a moto a few days ago??? (Can't find the thread, but looks familiar if my memory serves me right?)
Is this the thread you mean?

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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by Thenewstoday » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:19 am

I think you could be right
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by Cam Nivag » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:22 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:30 pm

CEONews has further passport details.
Well why don't you share those details?
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by pczz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:11 am

if it isnt a criminal offence to leave your backpack unlocked and unattended with all those goodies in it in a hostel (aka thieves heaven) then it should be!
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:58 am

pczz wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:11 am
if it isnt a criminal offence to leave your backpack unlocked and unattended with all those goodies in it in a hostel (aka thieves heaven) then it should be!
Victim blaming? Foolish yes but criminal?
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:08 pm

This may well have happened exactly as reported, and if so, what a shame. Poor guy, and an idiot.

I'm yet to meet a soap dodger who DOESN'T know that your stuff will get nicked if you leave it a hostel - I can't help but think someone's pulling an insurance scam every time this happens. Chuck an old Nokia, a broken laptop, and a few bucks in a backpack and leave it where its likely to disappear, then claim your latest model mePhone, meBook and two thousand dollars are gone. It's a bugger when it doesn't pay off though, isn't it?
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by explorer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:08 pm
This may well have happened exactly as reported, and if so, what a shame. Poor guy, and an idiot.

I'm yet to meet a soap dodger who DOESN'T know that your stuff will get nicked if you leave it a hostel - I can't help but think someone's pulling an insurance scam every time this happens. Chuck an old Nokia, a broken laptop, and a few bucks in a backpack and leave it where its likely to disappear, then claim your latest model mePhone, meBook and two thousand dollars are gone. It's a bugger when it doesn't pay off though, isn't it?
Insurance companies are strict on what they pay out on. If someone was negligent, they dont pay. So very unlikely.
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Re: Accusation of Theft From Phnom Penh Backpacker Hostel

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:06 pm

explorer wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:08 pm
This may well have happened exactly as reported, and if so, what a shame. Poor guy, and an idiot.

I'm yet to meet a soap dodger who DOESN'T know that your stuff will get nicked if you leave it a hostel - I can't help but think someone's pulling an insurance scam every time this happens. Chuck an old Nokia, a broken laptop, and a few bucks in a backpack and leave it where its likely to disappear, then claim your latest model mePhone, meBook and two thousand dollars are gone. It's a bugger when it doesn't pay off though, isn't it?
Insurance companies are strict on what they pay out on. If someone was negligent, they dont pay. So very unlikely.
And then you have a sob-story on which to base your GoFundMe ... or Blues song, I forget. Maybe it's both.
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