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Thief steals Brit pensioner's phone from behind his back

 

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Thai caption: Light fingered thief

 

CCTV from a restaurant in downtown Udon Thani showed the moment a thief made off with a British pensioner's phone that he had left on a table.

 

Udon Thani police were called by Nathamon the owner of the restaurant in Soi Prachanimit who said that this was the first time anyone had done such a thing at her place that she opened years ago. 

 

The victim - Mr Martin, 68 - had been having a coffee with a couple of old mates when a man parked a motorcycle out front. 

 

He was about 30-40, with a beard and a pierced left ear. 

 

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Police said that it appeared that the thief had been cruising around looking for a vulnerable old tourist to steal from. 

 

They are studying CCTV in the area to try and get a lead in the case.  

 

Full story: One31

 

 

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Out of the picture it looks like they will have a fair chance to catch this guy too, but he probably sold the phone and spent the money already.

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Similar robbery happened around the 6th October in the same district. Involved a foreigner seated at restaurant table near the sidewalk and the thief doing a drive-by grab.

 

https://news.ch7.com/detail/367576

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Udon's finest!

 

...and the cops aint half bad either.

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CCTV:

In Mgronline, it's reported the motorcycle was stolen and they confessed to snatching the phone to sell in order to buy crystal meth to which they were addicted to.

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14 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

The two ole geezers reactions at the table are priceless... 

Well, I expect it was past their bedtime.

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I am at a total loss to ascertain why they steal iPads/iPhones and newer model electronics as they cannot break into them by way of passwords/fingerprint scanners. TIT😳🤷‍♂️🙏🇹🇭

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7 minutes ago, jack7106 said:

I am at a total loss to ascertain why they steal iPads/iPhones and newer model electronics as they cannot break into them by way of passwords/fingerprint scanners. TIT😳🤷‍♂️🙏🇹🇭

Perhaps, not everyone uses p/w or fingerprints.

 

But as you have assumed they do, hence the 'thai bash'.

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15 hours ago, off road pat said:

I love story's that end well.....

Yeah and with much negative talk regarding the cops here, it's good to see such a performance.

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