James Legge for The Independent:
According to the AFP news agency, he said he sent a text message to the thief, saying: “I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you.
“Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in,” a reference to the Chinese pub trade, which is widely held to have links with gangs.
“Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible,” it concluded.
New life goal: become someone who can write that note.