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Thai police anti theft video draws praise from Thai public

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Thai police anti theft video draws praise from Thai public

 

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A police video designed to help the public combat snatch theft in Thailand has drawn considerable praise from the public.

The video is fronted by the deputy chief of the Thong Lor police in Bangkok and contains many useful tips and advice for people to avoid the loss of phones, wallets and bags.

The video is clear and informative and even has excellent English subtitles.

Some 24,000 people have already viewed it on YouTube and praise for this proactive policing has come thick and fast.

The video is 3.36 minutes long and is entitled: "Change your behavior if you don't want to become a victim".

And rather than just being advice from a police officer the main person giving the tips is a snatch thief himself who talks about how he chose his victims.

He says he comes up behind and targets people holding their bags in a certain way such as with one hand or on the outside as they walk. He uses the footpath on a motorcycle. He targets people who are distracted, maybe on their phones, and people standing close to the edge of the footpath.

He finds victims who have placed wallets and other valuables on tables while eating at the country's ubiquitous roadside food stalls.

Deputy at the Thong Lor station in Bangkok Jirakrit Jarunphat then talks about the need for people to change their behavior. He refers to a triangle of target, opportunity and escape route.

When all three of these are in place a crime can occur. But if one is not in place the triangle is broken and the person will not be a victim.

Jirakrit then implores the Thai public in Thai to watch out for danger at all times and be aware of their surroundings.

Many people commented favorably about the video saying they would take the advice on board thus helping themselves and helping the police combat crime.

 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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12 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Jirakrit Jarunphat then talks about the need for people to change their behavior.

 

Why not change the policemen's behaviour? In Tokyo you can put your cellphone on the table and leave it unattended, even if all guests go to the buffet it won't get stolen.

 

It's like blaming tourists for the vendors of copy copy products.

 

Thai police tries everything to not having to do their jobs for which they get paid.

 

Just use some decoys, wait for thieves to rob them and arrest them...punish them hard and the problem is over soon.

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Is there a video to teach us how to protect the public from thieving and

crooked police?... if not, one should be made asap...

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Or maybe if that whole police behavioral modification thingy doesn't work , cause it all sounds rather tiring and complex quite frankly. Maybe we could just build a campfire and everyone sit around and sing "Khumbuyha", as opposed to using common sense to protect your valuables.


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I particularly liked the end bit..........Serve and Protect.........seems like an alien concept.

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Well done to the police for once. Good to see them being pro active and attempting to educate the public with some simple and common sense steps to take.

 

But as always there will be people ridculing this attempt to keep that public a bit more safe. 

 

If we could get something similar for driving that would be great. 

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So the police make a video encouraging people walking on footpaths to hold on tight their belongings and remain vigilant and attentive at all times. Its a dangerous place, they warn - one of the motorcycles going past you could easily be a snatch thief!  

...But wait, isn't it against the law to ride a motorcycle on the footpath?  And which agency is responsible for enforcing those laws?  Oh yes, RTP.  Go figure.   

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Police making videos about thieving is like poachers being employed as gamekeepers.

Why don't all bar owners make videos of police stealing their monthly 'protection' money?

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It's in everybody's own interest to protect their belongings, but the police could do more to catch these criminals. 

Overall, a good video, well made and informative.  

 

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Its good initiave need more videos about home violence and traffic offences hope the tourists will watch it

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7 hours ago, fruitman said:

Just use some decoys, wait for thieves to rob them and arrest them...

Never fly here it involves work and planing. 

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I must confess when it comes to theory the BIB excels and this is a good example. Now translate that into arrests and the whole thing unravels. 

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On the other side of the coin, novice bag snatchers now know what victims to look for.

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