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Pattaya – Drunk Russian (Seriously, are there any other kind?) Caught Shoplifting Wallets

Via: Pattaya Daily News


At 1:30 a.m., a report of a foreigner stealing property from a leather goods store was received by Pol. Col. Witsanu Chaisuwarn, vice suppression inspector of Pattaya police station.

The incident occurred at the Findij leather store in an Udom Ake shop, Pattaya route 2, moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi.

A store employee reported that he had caught a foreigner stealing store property, and asked the police to investigate. So officers took the suspect to question at the Pattaya police station.

The suspect was identified as Mr. Andrey Putin, 29 years old, from Russia. Police seized the evidence of 3 wallets made from cow and crocodile leather, worth a total of 7,000 baht ($226 USD).

The employee reporting the theft was Mr. Surasak Talam, 36 years old. He told police that he had been sticking the label stickers on products in the store, and noticed the Russian browsing and looking at the store products.

But the Russian was acting suspiciously, by looking to his left and his right repeatedly. So Mr. Surasak decided to observe the Russian. Then he saw Mr. Kikilov take the 3 wallets and put them in his pocket.

The Russian then walked out of the store and tried to pretend like nothing had happened. So Mr. Surasak yelled for other employees to help him to catch the thief, and to call the police.

After his arrest, Mr. Andrey denied to police that he had stolen the wallets.

He instead claimed that the staff had body searched him and stole 30,000 baht ($968 USD) cash from him.

But the police did not really believe Mr. Andrey because he was drunk.

However, the police made notes for the daily record, and sent him to be prosecuted.



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