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Algerian arrested for stealing from Korean tourist in Pattaya

Apr 21. 2018
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By The Nation

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An Algerian man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a bag with about Bt38,900 worth of cash and other valuables from a South Korean tourist in Pattaya.

Pattaya police chief Pol Colonel Apichai Krobphet said Mouloud Sadat, 53, was arrested at 8.30pm at the front of Soi Na Klua 33 on Pattaya-Na Klua road on Friday.

His arrest came after Seung Chul Lee, 45, from South Korea, filed a complaint with the police station at 7.30pm on April 17 that his Prada bag was stolen while he was dining at a restaurant in front of Soi Na Klua 27.

Seung told police that his bag was worth Bt60,000 and it had a pair of eyeglasses worth Bt10,000 and a power bank worth Bt2,000, as well as Bt20,000 in cash and 650,000 Korean won, or about Bt18,900.

Police identified Sadat after viewing security-camera footage. After Sadat was arrested, police found the bag, the glasses and power bank at his rented room, but the cash had been all spent.

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