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25 February 2013 :: 13:02:07 pm 72272

Female Pickpocket Sold Stolen iPhones In Cambodia

A 22-year-old Cambodian woman was arrested by Bangkok police for pickpocketing cellphones from tourists at Siam Square. She would sell the cellphones in Cambodia, where a stolen iPhone can sell for 7,000 THB in the black market.
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BANGKOK – February 24, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; the arrest of a female Cambodian pickpocket for stealing cellphones was announced by Pol. Lt. Col. Phanom Cheuathong, Deputy Superintendent, Pathumwan police station; Pol. Lt. Col. Sanchai Martkhamjan, Inspector; and Pol. Lt. Col. Sorakarn Damkrabi, Inspector.

The suspect was identified as Mrs. Nun Lay, age 22, nationality Cambodian. Police seized the evidence of a stolen black iPhone 4 worth16,000 THB. The suspect was arrested in front of the Digital Gateway department store, Phraram 1 road, Tambon and Amphur Pathumwan, Bangkok.

Pol. Lt. Col. Phanom said that their investigation began when police were notified by vendors of the suspect’s behavior of wandering around in front of Digital Gateway department store to pickpocket pedestrians.

The detective police team was sent to investigate, and they observed the suspect while she pickpocketed an iPhone from a South Korean tourist. Officers then arrested her and took her to investigate at Pathumwan police station.

During questioning, Mrs. Nun Lay confessed to her crimes. She said she always wandered to find victims at Siam Square. She would look for people using mobile phones, especially iPhones. Then she would follow them and look for opportunities to pickpocket their phones.

Afterwards, she would travel by van back to Cambodia to sell the stolen mobile phones. Currently in Cambodia, the iPhones are very popular and she could sell them for about 7,000 THB each. The police sent the suspect to the investigation officer to prosecute further according to the law.

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