Two young “quality tourists” (sic) from Iran, both in their early Twenties, were reportedly arrested Friday morning for stealing a couple of shirts, pants and other clothes at the Big C department store on Pattaya Second Road in North Pattaya.
Khaosod English reports that a security guard at the mall
saw the men walking around the clothes department and stuffing items into plastic bags. [He] confronted the two men as they were about to leave the department store and called the police.
Pattaya One identifies the two young Iranians as Mr. Mohamed Nejead, 22, and Mr. Omid Solmahle, 20. According to a security guard at Big C, the tourists
[entered] the store with a large white empty bag. He decided to follow them and saw the pair take items of clothing and remove the price tags before placing them inside the bag.
He continued to follow the pair who made their way out of the store with the white bag which was now full of clothes. At this point he approached the pair and challenged them for a receipt which they were unable to produce.
Police said that “shirts, pants, underpants, and socks” worth an estimated 4,000 Baht were found in the plastic bag. According to police, the suspects immediately confessed and have now been charged with theft.