Thai police have arrested a Moroccan man for stealing from a shopping center in Chiang Mai's Kamphaeng district
Rabat – Thai police have arrested a Moroccan man for stealing from a shopping center in Chiang Mai’s Kamphaeng district.
On December 3rd, Police arrested Hassan Idrissi Mounadi, a 53 year old Moroccan national who was staying at a VIP House in Ratchadamnern, after CCTV showed him stealing on two occasions in less than two hours.
The mall CCTV captured also caught him coming out of a coffee shop on Moon Muang Road in Chiang Mai, in possession of a backpack containing €500, 8,000 baht, credit cards, and an ID. The backpack reportedly belonged to a 24 year old Italian tourist.
An hour later, police released another CCTV video of the suspect stealing a bag with 3,000 baht and a phone in it from a 35 year old native Thai woman
Police said that the suspect pretends he is a tourist to detect his victims, steal and leave the scene to another tourist location.
Police have held the suspect responsible for many other theft related crimes in tourist hotspots . They charged him with theft during hours of darkness and receiving stolen goods.