A Turkish man got his 830,000 Turkish Liras (around $300,000) stolen, in addition to a Rolex and a Patek Philippe watch, during his flight from Dubai to Hong Kong, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.
Mustafa Saci, who was targeted by the plane thieves, said that each of his watches were worth nearly 230,000 Turkish Lira (more than $80,000), totaling his loss to more than $400,000.
Saci, a watch exporter businessman, realized the theft when the plane was descending to land. He informed the airport police, however the investigation netted no results. The airline's name was not released.
Meanwhile, the airport police in Hong Kong have advised passengers to be more cautious of their valuables as there has been an increase in theft situations on planes.