Krabi shop owner demands cops ‘make an example’ of thieving tourist (video)

Thieving tourist in Krabi, photo via MGR Online.

An angry shop owner is demanding that police “make an example” out of a tourist who stole clothes from her shop in the town of Ao Nang in Krabi province.

The owner told Ao Nang Police that over the weekend, a female foreign tourist came to her shop alone. She said the tourist took clothes off a mannequin before dashing away on a motorbike.

The owner said she only realised that the tourist had stolen the clothes after she checkedthe CCTV footage.

Even though the clothes only cost around 100 baht, the owner demanded that police find the suspect to “make an example” out of them to discourage similar behaviour from tourists, The Phuket Express reported.

Video footage shows the thieving tourist taking the clothes off the mannequin, and hurrying to flee the scene.

In the past week, there have been a few cases of theft across Thailand.

Yesterday, it was reported that Bangkok Police arrested a Thai transwoman for stealing US$5,500 (189,000 baht) from a Sri Lankan tourist two weeks ago. The Sri Lankan victim, 30 year old Suras, filed a complaint at Huay Kwang Police Station on Sunday, April 9 after discovering that his money was missing.

On Thursday last week, police raided a huge crypto mine in Samut Prakan province, just south of Bangkok. To dig for their digital currencies, the miners used stolen electricity with damages amounting to more than 1 million baht.

Also last week, police were hunting for a thief who stole 15 gold necklaces valued at almost 500,000 baht from a gold shop in a Robinson shopping mall in the Baan Chang district of Rayong, in the eastern part of Thailand.

According to Piyanoot, an employee at Premium Gold Yaowarat on the mall’s first floor, the robbery took place when there were not many shoppers around. She and another female worker were present in the store when a man wearing a brown bucket hat and a face mask entered.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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