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I was once robbed and the guy who "kindly" asked for my purse kept yelling at me and calling me names...I felt pathetic, I just gave him my bag and he still yelled at me...did I mention that he was holding a piece of glass to my neck? This was in Peru though...Being a hero is not an option
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Old 19.10.2009, 18:04
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You're really pushing it, mate
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Old 19.10.2009, 18:06
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She did. He was the one with the chunk of glass...
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

Hi Patrious
I'm so sorry for your bad experience in Switzerland. In my 25 years of living in this country, it happens to me twice. Not in the trains but in the main station of Zurich and Bern. Unfortunately the swiss paradise has been discovered all so by thieves.
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You're really pushing it, mate
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Old 19.10.2009, 19:06
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

I have a smile which girls can not resist. I don't need to dress as a clown to get attention.

Your insensitivity on this thread has been highlighted by many. If you want to insult rather than contribute, I'm sure there's an appropriate thread on another forum.
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Old 19.10.2009, 19:43
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If you had a Man by your side, this would not have happened.
A question I've been meaning to ask for a long time - how did you become such a wanker? You seem to have quite a talent for it. Was it that you were born with this natural gift, or did you have to study long and hard to attain this level of wankdom?

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A question I've been meaning to ask for a long time - how did you become such a wanker?
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If you had a Man by your side, this would not have happened.
Errr I think the correct answer is, if people had self respect and worked instead of stealing, then that wouldn't have happened to me
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Old 19.10.2009, 20:32
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

Oh Angela, so many stories like that in Peru!

It's good to always be alert...sometimes i walk around as if i was in the middle of Madrid, (very cautiously) and then i remember im in switzerland and i kinda relax again...but after reading these posts, hell no! Guard up, always!

Last time i got something stolen i was out on a business trip. They took my whole suitcase, and i had important meetings right afterwards...i was wearing my suit and...flipflops!!! My dressy shoes were on the out pocket of my suitcase...i guess my business partners were not impressed by the little peruvian looking girl with the flipflops!!
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Oh Angela, so many stories like that in Peru!

It's good to always be alert...sometimes i walk around as if i was in the middle of Madrid, (very cautiously) and then i remember im in switzerland and i kinda relax again...but after reading these posts, hell no! Guard up, always!

Last time i got something stolen i was out on a business trip. They took my whole suitcase, and i had important meetings right afterwards...i was wearing my suit and...flipflops!!! My dressy shoes were on the out pocket of my suitcase...i guess my business partners were not impressed by the little peruvian looking girl with the flipflops!!
LOL I have to say though that it happened in Chimbote while going back home at 1 am ALONE! I always did it until then. FLip flops hahaha funny story! BTW I might be preuvian but I am not little ,)
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It was a bit disheartening at the time because I could not understand why someone would want to steal from someone else. I still cannot figure out why, maybe because Im naive.

true ... why steal when you can join politics instead? or become a respectable investment adviser with one of the illustrious firms who keep calling to offer those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities?
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Sense of humour, much?
if you mean the Russian kind, i'm afraid it's not very popular here
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

Hi All,

just to warn you thieves do shopping as well once the great job is done on the trains. One has just stolen my one month old Iphone in Denner... I had the feeling he was just standing too close to me but did not realise anything. I still can not really understand how did he manage to find it in my big bag??? I never find anything. Nevertheless, it seems nothing else is missing, ipod, wallet I still have (Gott sei dank).
Any idea how should I proceed? First go to Denner tomorrow morning, ask if they've a camera and then go to the police station? I'm gonna check with my insurrance, I think it's covered by an extra versicherung. hopefully....
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

My son who is currently on his way home on the train, has just phoned me to say that his wallet is missing from his bag ! He had it before the journey but is now gone. It has his GA card & 20 Fr in it. What happens if the inspector comes around? Will he still be allowed to travel home? I've told him to give his details to the inspector if asked for his ticket, but just worried that he's got another 2 trains to catch....will he be fined for each trip if caught?

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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

Perhaps he should go find the conducter and tell him what happened. It might be better than to wait to be found. He can replace the GA at his next stop by going to a ticket window but would need id (though his photo is on the GA.

Sorry to hear about this
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

He will have to pay 5 chf, which can be done within a few days of not having the ga or halbtax with you. He just needs to mention his name and address, the conductor will phone someone and check this, and then probably give him some receipt that he needs to take to the station, together with 5 CHF.

If he/she is nice, he might let him off because of the occasion.

Anyway, the above procedure applies also to people who forgot their GA/Halbtax. Normally, the conductor writes you something that explains you forgot it, which, together with a valid ticket, you can use if you switch trains later on, so you don't have to go through this twice or more times...
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

thanks, that's exactly what happened. He got the 5fr fine, which I had to pay....plus the 30 fr for a new GA card......which was a replacement for his first GA card that he lost !!!

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He will have to pay 5 chf, which can be done within a few days of not having the ga or halbtax with you. He just needs to mention his name and address, the conductor will phone someone and check this, and then probably give him some receipt that he needs to take to the station, together with 5 CHF.

If he/she is nice, he might let him off because of the occasion.

Anyway, the above procedure applies also to people who forgot their GA/Halbtax. Normally, the conductor writes you something that explains you forgot it, which, together with a valid ticket, you can use if you switch trains later on, so you don't have to go through this twice or more times...
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Old 10.11.2009, 16:10
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thanks, that's exactly what happened. He got the 5fr fine, which I had to pay....plus the 30 fr for a new GA card......which was a replacement for his first GA card that he lost !!!
I thought the first replacement was free, has he lost it before?
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Re: Thieves on trains ... in Switzerland !

yep...me, too. Had my backpack stolen from the ticketing line at Zurich HB over the Summer. So many people there, and I had lots of luggage. Lost a laptop, and a few other valuables. Only time I have ever had something taken from me in 25 yrs of int'l travel. But Zurich in the Summertime is a haven for pickpockets and thieves. Go where the money is, i guess...

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