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    Passenger's '70,000' in foreign cash stolen from coach

    A passenger has had a bag containing 70,000 worth of foreign cash stolen from a National Express coach travelling to Portsmouth.

    Police said the victim, aged in his 80s, brought Australian dollars and Thai baht over from his home in Thailand to buy a property in the UK.

    He told police that he stored the large black bag in the hold of the coach at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday.

    But he said when the coach arrived at Portsmouth the holdall was missing.

    The coach left Heathrow at 16:45 BST, stopping at Winchester by King Alfred's statue at about 18:30, Southampton coach station at about 19:15, shortly followed by Southampton University, before arriving at The Hard in Portsmouth at about 20:00 BST.

    PC Leigh Waller, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who was on the coach, to eliminate them from our investigation, or from anyone else who may have been at any of the stopping points at the relevant times."

    Police also alerted shopkeepers and bankers to the possibility that the thief might try to change a large quantity of Australian dollars or Thai baht into UK currency in the near future.

    BBC News - Passenger's '70,000' in foreign cash stolen from coach
    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    The Thai government will want to speak with him on return I'd imagine.
    Anyone can freely bring any amount of Thai or foreign currency into Thailand.
    Anyone can take out any amount of foreign currency but may not take more than 50,000 baht of Thai currency.
    Anyone traveling to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam can take out up to 500,000 baht.

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    I find it hard to believe he wasn't stopped either before or after leaving the aircraft,with that much cash in a bag.

    I had 400,000 baht in cash once,its a lot of notes to be carrying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    Anyone can take out any amount of foreign currency
    Mostly AUS$ perhaps?

    Would you let it out of your hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Would you let it out of your hand?
    Exactly mate my thought,s to ,,,, sounds a likely bloody story to me ,,, anyone with anysense would have took it on the coach and sat on it .

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    according to the Directgov site -
    Declaring cash when entering or leaving the UK


    ''If you are travelling to or from a country outside the European Union you must declare any cash of over 10,000 euros or more (or the equivalent in other currencies) to HM Revenue & Customs. Find out what you need to do to declare cash when entering or leaving the UK.''

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    A likely story.

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    Even more to the point exactly what kind of property was he gonna buy for 70000 ? Dale farm is finished now

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    He had his HMCR P1234567/29c form duly signed off. Who do you think tipped off the robbers.

    Who the f**k allows an 80 year old geezer to walk around with 80,000 and no help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Even more to the point exactly what kind of property was he gonna buy for 70000 ? Dale farm is finished now
    A street of terraces in Salford? Hope it's not to close to home


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    Does Nat Express ask for ID to buy a ticket?

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    It,s about as believeable as the guy who won 500trillion on the World lottery and sent his winning ticket in via pidgeon post

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    At the age of 80 he should have a bus pass

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    Dam I was going to use that story when I moved to Thailand.

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    Feck i am speechless.
    Heathrow passenger's 70,000 cash found in lost property

    A bag containing 70,000 worth of foreign currency reported stolen by a coach passenger has been found in lost property at Heathrow, police said.

    The cash went missing on Tuesday after an 81-year-old man believed he had loaded his black bag in the hold of a coach at the airport.

    When the National Express coach arrived in Portsmouth about three hours later, he discovered the bag was not on board.

    Police said CCTV footage revealed the man did not put the bag on the coach.

    PC Howard Day, based at Heathrow Airport, said: "It is not every day someone leaves behind a bag containing such a large quantity of cash at the airport.

    "Thankfully we were able to trace it and will get it back to the victim who was relieved to hear it had been found."

    The man had brought the money, made up of Australian dollars and Thai baht, over from his home in Thailand to buy a property in the UK.

    Police said they were making arrangements to reunite the owner with the cash.
    BBC News - Heathrow passenger's 70,000 cash found in lost property

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    He should be imprisoned and fined 70,000 for wasting police time

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    Lucky old git

    Be careful on those coaches. There are gangs who use midgets stowed in suitcases who jump out when the coach is moving and ransack peoples bags

    I kid you not

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