Quick police work leads to arrest of Algerian who stole from Canadian tourist in Chiang Mai

Quick police work leads to arrest of Algerian who stole from Canadian tourist in Chiang Mai

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

Quick police action from the local Chiang Mai force then immigration led to the capture of a 51 year old Algerian thief who lifted a Canadian tourist's wallet at a pub.

 

Khelifa Larbi, 51, stole the wallet on Saturday night. It contained 17,000 baht and three cards. 

 

But he was caught on CCTV just 300 meters away using one of the cards in a convenience store in the Sompetch market area at 1.15 am on Sunday.

 

Alerts to the victim's phone helped seal his fate. 

 

Immigration police were soon able to find the thief where he was staying on Charoen Prathet Road. He had offended in a similar manner before. 

 

Larbi was found with facial foam, facial lotion and two razors that he had bought with the card. 

 

He admitted everything saying that his method of thieving was to dance close to a victim and wait for his opportunity. 

 

He was charged with theft during the hours of darkness and using an electronic card that did not belong to him for the purposes of theft. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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