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10 December 2010 :: 00:12:36 am 47486

Professional Vietnamese Shoplifters Escape With 250,000 Baht In Jeans

A Vietnamese woman was arrested for attempting to steal designer jeans at the Central festival shopping mall on Pattaya Beach Road. Four other members of the gang, who put the jeans inside paper bags lined with silver foil to avoid detection, escaped with merchandise to the value of 250,000 baht.
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Pattaya, 9 December 2010 (PDN): At 3.00 pm on Thursday, Pattaya Police Investigator Lieutenant Colonel Phatsa Detphakkun was notified that a Vietnamese woman had been caught stealing fashion products from the Ed Hardy store on the 1st floor of the Central Festival on Pattaya Beach Road. A team of officers was dispatched to investigate.

They arrived to find that the offender Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hien [23], a Vietnamese national with passport no. B 4355626, had being apprehended and detained by the department store’s staff. In her right hand she was holding a large paper bag, which police confiscated as evidence.

Inside the bag were four pairs of True Religion brand jeans – one valued at 12,000 baht, and three valued at 14,300 baht each. inside the bag. In addition, the bag was found to be padded on the inside with silver foil to prevent detection of the stolen clothes by the security scanner.

The ED Hardy shop manager, Miss Wanlapha Yaowalert, told police that she could see from the CCTV that there were four other members of the gang who had the same kind of bags, but they had managed to escape with stolen jeans valued at 250,000 baht. She managed to apprehend Mrs Hien, and then called the police.

Mrs. Hien was charged with shop-lifting and taken into custody. The police will continue in their search for the rest of the gang.

Reporter : Kong Siptis   Photo : Kong Siptis   Category : Crime News

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