A French National, and a tourist in ThailandÂ was arrested earlier this week in Thailand for stealing a Huawei P30 smartphone, local media.
The middle aged man named Meriem Laurant according to a CCTV footage walked into a retail store in Pattaya, Thailand, at about 7.30pm posing as a customer and asked to see theÂ Chinese handset, but was seen moments later absconding with the smartphone.
He however wasnâ€™t fortunate, as vigilante shopkeepersÂ who sighted him ran after him, while passers-by helped to restrain the man before police arrived and arrested him for â€˜â€™theft at nightâ€™â€™. He was later charged with visa-related offenses, as it was discovered he had no proper travel documents.
Commenting on the incidence, Lieutenant General Jaropwan Thongsang, Deputy Governor of Pattaya City confirmed security operatives arrived at the scene soon after it received the tip off, adding that;Â we found shopkeepers and many Good Samaritans controlling the suspect. The police have revealed after an investigation that Meriem had no proper documents, and will be prosecuted according to the law.