Police hunt woman who stole gold amulet and 600 baht in Patong

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A woman is being sought by police in Patong for stealing a gold amulet and 600 baht from a smoothie shop early today.

Patong police responded to the incident on Sawasdirak Road at 10.50am today after the shop owner, known as Aum, reported the theft. She had closed her shop at 2.30am and found the items missing when she returned to reopen at 11am.

CCTV footage revealed an unidentified Thai woman entering the shop around 4am and taking the items. Aum immediately contacted the police upon discovering the theft.

“This is the first time I’ve experienced a theft at my shop. I hope the thief will return the gold amulet, as it is a cherished item.”

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The CCTV footage was widely shared on social media, leading to numerous comments and additional information about the thief. Some individuals even provided supplementary CCTV footage to aid the investigation.

The footage showed the thief counting the stolen money in a nearby shop. Although she appeared unaware of the gold amulet’s value, her face was captured on the CCTV, facilitating the police’s efforts.

Police are now working to apprehend the woman and recover the stolen items, reported Phuket News.

In related news, a young man attempted a solo gold heist at a prominent department store in Ratchaburi, but his nerves got the better of him. He escaped with a single gold necklace, only to be caught later.

Police Lieutenant Pramarn Plathong, an investigator at Mueang Ratchaburi Police Station, received a report at 6pm on June 1 about a robbery at a gold shop in a central Ratchaburi department store. The suspect fled with a gold necklace weighing 1 baht.

In other news, emerging from the nocturnal charm of Pattaya, an intriguing tale of a Laotian tourist and a vanished 80,000 baht (US$2,150) gold necklace has surfaced. The unfortunate incident unfolded on May 1, along the bustling Sukhumvit Road in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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