By The Nation
Boonpoj Mohsri, 36, a well-known sidecar coffee vendor, was arrested at 2pm by police from the Muang Nakhon Nayok police station, less than an hour after his victim filed a complaint with police.
Narisara Kongsathit, 21, told police that Boonpoj allegedly snatched her Vivo V5 Plus smartphone from the back pocket of her jeans while she was ordering a drink from him in front of the construction materials store where she works.
She did not realise her phone was stolen until the vendor left. She then checked footage from a security camera in front of the shop.
The clip showed that Boonpoj snatching the phone from Narisara’s pocket while she was making her order.
Boonpoj is well known among local people for his fun style of speaking while selling tea and coffee drinks. Several people have posted clips on social media of his antics.
Boonpoj initially denied the crime but admitted it after he was shown the video. He admitted that he had previously snatched another customer’s phone but was caught and the patron forgave him.