Three Indian tourists arrested for stealing shorts and a bracelet in Krabi

PHOTO: MGR Online

Krabi –

Three female Indian tourists were arrested at an airport after stealing shorts and a bracelet from shops in Ao Nang.

The Ao Nang Police Deputy Chief Lieutenant Colonel Somphon Thiparpakun told the Phuket Express that Staffers at a clothing shop in Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi district filed a report to the Ao Nang Police with CCTV footage last week.

CCTV footage shows three female foreign tourists came into the shop before taking away a pair of jean shorts. It was later reported that the same group of tourists stole a bracelet from an accessory shop nearby too.

Ao Nang Police continued their investigation and finally arrested three female Indian tourists aged 23, and two of them 25, at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport this week while they were about to go back to India.

The three women, who were not identified by name by Ao Nang Police, admitted they were the women seen on CCTV but claimed they didn’t mean to steal the items but thought they were complimentary souvenirs being given by the shops and being offered for free. Ao Nang Police were dubious about this claim and all three women were arrested and detained with charges of theft by night.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.