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Russian arrested on Koh Samui for allegedly stealing camera

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Russian arrested on Koh Samui for allegedly stealing camera

By The Nation

 

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A Russian man was arrested on Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Sunday for allegedly stealing a digital camera and unlawfully entering the kingdom.
 

Police from Borphud station arrested Kiirti Svami, 31, after an upmarket digital camera shop inside a shopping mall on the island spotted him returning to the shop.

 

A Sony digital camera valued at Bt99,990 was stolen from the shop on March 22 and the staff noticed that Svami bore a strong resemblance to the suspect caught on a security camera stealing the device.

 

When police arrived at the shop, the Russian tried to walk away. Police asked him for his passport but he failed to produce it.

 

While police were taking him to the Borphud station, the suspect jumped into a lake and tried to swim away. Two policemen followed him into the water and dragged him back.

 

Svami admitted that he stole the camera from the shop but said he had already sold it to a Russian friend. He said he would tell his friend to return the camera.

 

He said he came to Thailand two moths ago.

 

The Russian also tested positive for drugs. He was charged with drug abuse, staying in the kingdom without visa and theft.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366905

 

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Looks like someone stole his shoes to add to his woes🤔

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Two policemen followed him into the water and dragged him back.

April Fool! Smell my shoes!

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When I heard about this story the first time I was thinking Russian.

 

And I was right. 

 

 

 

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“... the suspect jumped into a lake and tried to swim away. Two policemen followed him into the water and dragged him back.

 

So that’s why he’s called Svami rathan than Swami.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The Russian also tested positive for drugs.

That must be why he was stupid enough to return to the scene, presumably with the intention of repeating his crime - what an utter c#ck

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If it was, as I presume Chaweng Lake, as it is just across the road from said camera shop in Central, and next to the police box, both him and the policeman might want to get checked out by a doctor. That water looks filthy.

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10 hours ago, colinneil said:

Stole a pricey camera, then goes back to the shop, brain dead moron.

Maybe to ask for the user manual as the camera was too sophisticated to use. 

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8 hours ago, balo said:

When I heard about this story the first time I was thinking Russian.

 

And I was right. 

 

 

 

Russians are unfortunately quite rightly known to be involved in criminal activities in Thailand. 

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1 hour ago, Ctkong said:

Russians are unfortunately quite rightly known to be involved in criminal activities in Thailand. 

I"m still struggling to understand why there are so many 'Russians' here on Samui. Can anyone explain?

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Russians are everywhere in Thailand, not only Samui. 

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