A German citizen, resident in Switzerland, got robbed of his wallet in Venice today, which contained his ID card.
Tomorrow, at 19:20, he's taking the Thello night train to Paris, which runs non-stop through Switzerland, and is not unlikely to be stopped in Brig for a Swiss border check.
What exactly would happen if the train is checked and the person has no ID (but has an Italian police report and knows his Swiss alien registration number)?
- Could they somehow identify him through their database (if it contains a facial image of him) and let him go?
- If he's kicked off the train and not allowed to continue, would he get sent back to Italy, or be allowed to somehow get home to Zurich where he lives?
If it matters, whenever the train does stop at Brig, it's around 01:30 in the night.