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"We're all going on a thieving holiday" - trader in Krabi offers 5,000 baht for Russians' capture

 

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A Thai female trader went online to vent her anger and offer a 5,000 baht reward for the return of her iPhone X after CCTV footage showed it being lifted by someone she believes to be Russian.

 

Em posted on her personal Facebook page of Netdao Wiwatratsamee that the thieves arrived as a family team. While mum and the kid asked to look at some clothes out front of the store in Ao Nang, Krabi, the husband coolly pinched the expensive phone that was on charge on a table.

 

"More thieving tourists," she complained in her post. "I only had the phone seven days and saved up for that. Don't let them get away with it".

 

The incident happened on Sunday night and Em believes that the Russians are still in town.

 

When Thai Rath contacted her yesterday a friend who is also a trader phoned her with a sighting but unfortunately the police lost the three of them in the crowds.

 

If you know who they are or can help call 06 4401 3311 or 08 0370 9973 (Em).

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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Before smart phones, most Thais, and especially market traders, wouldn't have anything of value to steal out in the open. Technology has created a level line across all cultures. If your going to spend that much on a phone you damned well better keep your eye on it. 

 

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Maybe the Russians will bring a defamation case against the trader.

Oh, and what about The Computer Crimes act for posting the photos and comments?

After all this is the land of stupid laws.

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Well, even if she thinks she heard that they speak Russian it does not mean that those two are from Russia. Just some average Slavic couple, could be from anywhere from Kazakhstan to Poland.

If Find My Phone (or whatever service) does not work, she (or the police or anybody) can try to find those people on Social Media - there are Russian-speaking groups on Facebook. Those two look like tourists and someone could know them, there is a good chance. Then he/she/they can communicate the names to the police or to the airport security.

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I hate phone thieves of all nationalities, I hope these thieves are caught and detained

and charged then banned from Thailand for at least 5 years. Even if the phone was

handy while being charged, there is no excuse for its theft.

Geezer

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15 minutes ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

I hate phone thieves of all nationalities, I hope these thieves are caught and detained

and charged then banned from Thailand for at least 5 years. Even if the phone was

handy while being charged, there is no excuse for its theft.

Geezer

The car thieves will be thankful you don't hate them too

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I actually hate all thieves of all nationalities. I have had several things stolen

over the years, and one time I caught the thief in the act. He was a bit bruised

when the cops took him away, but since he was known to them no questions

were asked and he left the area when he got out of jail.

Geezer

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17 hours ago, dictater said:

Before smart phones, most Thais, and especially market traders, wouldn't have anything of value to steal out in the open. Technology has created a level line across all cultures. If your going to spend that much on a phone you damned well better keep your eye on it. 

 

And know how to use the tracking facility included in the phone.

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