Aussie jailed for stealing $10,000 worth of items from Changi Airport
An Australian man was jailed for 12 days yesterday for stealing more than $10,000 worth of items from shops in Changi Airport.
Bailey Chad Phillip, 45, was in Singapore on a layover during his flight from Germany to Melbourne.
On Aug 12, he stole from seven shops within three hours.
At about 5.40am, he stole a 700-millilitre bottle of whisky worth about $4,500 from a duty-free shop in Terminal 2.
He later stole a Fendi fur sling bag worth about $3,400 in the transit hall of Terminal 1.
While he was in Terminal 2, he also stole four bottles of whisky about 1 litre each, three packets of cigarettes and three cans of beer.
He took two bottles of perfumes worth a total of about $300, two pair of headphones, two pairs of earphones and a Bluetooth speaker.
After he took the Fendi bag, an employee discovered the bag missing from the display shelf and checked the closed-circuit television footage.
The police found Bailey near the Terminal 1 departure transit and searched him. The items were then returned to the respective stores.
In mitigation, Bailey, who was unrepresented, said he had taken some anxiety medication before the flight as he was afraid of flying.
He had also drunk alcohol, which, together with the medication, caused him to not think straight.
Bailey's sentence was backdated to the date of his remand on Aug 16.