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An Algerian tourist has been apprehended and charged with the theft of a beneficial amulet price round 20,000 baht from a prestigious gold shop nestled in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district.

The Algerian tourist was recognized as Garou by Police Superintendent Police Colonel Santi Kornkasem of the Kids and Girls Safety Sub-Division. He was nabbed on Monday following an intense investigation triggered by a grievance lodged by Samatya Rattana-ubonchai, the proprietor of Yong Seng Heng gold shop on Phra Sumen Highway.

In line with Samatya, the 56 12 months outdated suspect casually strolled into her institution round 2.30pm final Thursday, February 15, expressing an curiosity in inspecting gold amulets. Nonetheless, his nonchalant facade masked his true intentions as he cunningly pocketed a prized gold-framed Buddha amulet valued at roughly 20,000 baht earlier than slipping away unnoticed.

Upon reviewing safety footage, Samatya swiftly sounded the alarm, prompting a collaborative effort between native regulation enforcement and the Kids and Girls Safety Sub-Division. Their relentless pursuit culminated within the suspect’s apprehension, the place he was positively recognized by the astute shop proprietor.

Beneath intense interrogation, the Algerian tourist, aided by an interpreter, reportedly confessed to the crime, main authorities to get better the pilfered amulet hid inside a shoulder bag in his resort room alongside Phra Sumen Highway, reported Bangkok Submit.

With the proof secured, the Algerian tourist was promptly handed over to Chana Songkhram police to face authorized proceedings.

In associated information, police arrested a Burmese lady who stabbed her Thai employer to steal 30,000 baht in money and a gold necklace in a home within the northern province of Chiang Mai.

Officers from the Chang Puak Police Station had been alerted to the assault and theft in the course of the evening on February 10. They rushed to the incident scene at a home within the Chang Puak district of Chiang Mai and located the sufferer, Suphattra, ready for assist with a number of stab wounds to her chest, left arm and again.

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