Purse Snatching Gets Couple Kicked Off Cruise, Far From Home
She just had to have that
couple has been ordered off a Celebrity Solstice cruise in Dunedin, New
Zealand after the alleged theft of a designer handbag from an onboard store.
Modern ships have plenty of
security cameras aboard. After the bag was reported missing, a 59 yr. old
female passenger was identified on camera in the act of taking it.
The theft of the Michael Kors
bag, worth about USD 400, happened as Solstice was on its way to
Port Chalmers from Fiordland, on New Zealand’s South Island.
Celebrity Solstice offers a newly opened Michael Kors signature store
aboard, stocking handbags, clothing and accessories. That seems the likely
point from which the bag was taken, rather than it being a passenger’s personal
property, though details have yet to emerge.
Celebrity did not press
charges, but the ship’s on-board security notified police as the ship came in
to port. Police waited to interview the couple.
Celebrity says it is
assisting the woman and her partner in arranging flights back to Brazil, the
paper said, but the couple are likely to have to pay for it, and flying to
Brazil from New Zealand does not come cheap.
“The onus is on them to make
their own way home,” confirmed Senior Constable Tvrdeic of New Zealand
Police, who interviewed the couple through a Portuguese interpreter. Tvrdeic
described them as “distraught,” adding that the woman’s action had ruined the