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Tourist nabbed at Phuket airport for allegedly stealing car phone-holder

Tourist police on Monday arrested a Belgian tourist at Phuket International Airport for allegedly stealing a car phone-holder as he was about to leave the Kingdom.

Police found the box for the Bt699 Letto holder on Olivier Jerome Georges Verhaeghe and he allegedly admitted stealing it from the Remax Thailand Phuket shop on May 26.
The tourist was arrested under an arrest warrant issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on June 2.
Police obtained the arrest warrant after Nichapha-orn Chaiviriyawong, the owner of Remax shop in tambon Talad Yai in Phuket’s Muang district, posted a video clip on her Facebook wall that purportedly showed one of two tourists putting something from her shop into a bag of purchased goods before leaving the shop. 
Verhaeghe paid for his goods with a credit card, allowing police to learn his identity.
Police learned that the tourist planned to leave the Kingdom on Qatar Airlines Flight QR841 at 7.35pm, so they waited for him at the airport.
After the arrest, Verhaeghe was taken to Muang Police Station for further legal actions.

Published : June 13, 2017

By : The Nation