The CCTV footage, taken on June 21, shows a man wearing trousers and a light-colored jacket lingering near a laundry rack outside the apartment at about 5am.
The man glanced in several directions as he shuffled closer to the rack before recoiling as another man approached the narrow passageway.
The other man, who had been in a neighboring apartment, came outside to check on the loiterer as he hadn’t seen him before and he looked suspicious, a police source told the Phuket Gazette.
The man in the jacket awkwardly pulled out his mobile phone to “check it” as the suspicious resident appeared to exchange words with him.
The suspect then walked off, out of the camera’s range while the other man entered his apartment.
Within seconds, the man in the jacket reappeared, casually walked up to the laundry rack, snatched the panties and walked off.
The owner of the room, whose identity was undisclosed, reported the incident to her landlord when she noticed that her panties were missing.
The landlord checked the CCTV footage and handed it over to Chalong Police who are now investigating the incident.
— Atchaa Khamlo
Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.
Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.
Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.