Foreigner steals from renowned Thai designer’s store, Vatanika seeks online help (video)

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Well-known fashion designer, Vatanika Patamasingha Na Ayudhaya, affectionately known as Prae, recently took to her personal Instagram account to seek help identifying a foreign man who allegedly stole glasses from her clothing store VATANIKA in Chidlom. The post, which included CCTV footage from within the store, has sparked a flurry of comments and shares across social media platforms.

The 44-second video clip shows a man, who appears to be of foreign nationality, casually browsing the store before taking a pair of glasses and placing them in his trouser pocket. He then exits the store without paying for the merchandise.

The text accompanying the video clip requests the person, or anyone related to the incident, to contact the VATANIKA Chidlom store as soon as possible to return the merchandise or make payment, reported Sanook.

Since Prae posted the video, there has been a significant number of comments. Many have suggested that the post should be translated into English, as the man appears to be foreign.

Others have commended Prae for her polite approach to the situation, while some have speculated that the act was intentional and others have marvelled at the smoothness of the supposed oversight.


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In related news, a Phuket cab driver caught a foreigner stealing 3,600 baht from his cab on camera. The driver works for the inDriver app. He had stopped to get out of the car for a bathroom break when the foreign man snatched the cash into his pocket from the centre console between the two front seats. The driver got back in the car, not knowing what the foreigner had just done. But the next morning, he found 3,600 baht missing.

Luckily, the driver had a camera in his car, which recorded the foreigner stealing the money. He then showed the video footage to Chalong police. Read more about Foreigner steals 3,600 baht from Phuket cab driver

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Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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