American all smiles after getting nabbed over convenience store theft

A 54 year old American has been caught stealing from a convenience store in Chiang Mai.

Gregory Paul Burke was captured on camera at the Muang police station grinning over the matter.

Staff at the store in Khotchasan Road, Chiang Mai, caught him stuffing two big bags of instant coffee, some chewing gum and a pack of sushi into his shirt and pants pockets.

He tried to walk out of the store but staff approached him and asked him to pay for the items. The man refused and the police were contacted. He was taken into custody and charged with theft. Channel 7 TV news report that the man was also carrying a knife.

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Now police are checking to see if he is responsible for other thefts in the area as well.

SOURCE: Channel 7 TV news

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