Two Foreign Tourists Arrested for Stealing Clothes in Pattaya

Evidence collected from two men who confessed to stealing clothes from a mall in Pattaya, 3 July 2015.

CHONBURI — Police say they have arrested two Iranian men for shoplifting in the resort town of Pattaya early this morning.

The tourists, who are in their early 20s, were arrested at Big C mall in north Pattaya at around 1 am, said Pol.Lt.Col. Kowit Sawasdimongkol, an officer at Pattaya Police Station.

According to Pol.Lt.Col. Kowit, a security guard at the mall saw the men walking around the clothes department and stuffing items into plastic bags. The security guard confronted the two men as they were about to leave the department store and called the police.

At least 4,000 baht worth of shirts, pants, underpants, and socks were found in the two bags carried by the suspects, the officer said. 

"The two suspects confessed that they indeed stole these items from the mall," Pol.Lt.Col. Kowit said. The pair has been charged with theft. 

 

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