A man was arrested on Samui on Sunday for stealing a digital camera, as well as for drug use and violation of the visa regime
Police at Bophut Station arrested 31-year-old Kiirti Swami after he came back to the digital camera shop, located in one of the island’s largest shopping centers. Employees identified the man who had previously kidnapped a Sony digital camera worth 99,000 baht. One of the proofs of his guilt was the recording of surveillance cameras, which were preserved in the store.
Police say that the staff noticed that the Russian strongly resembles a person who has already stolen one of the Sony video cameras. The staff tried to talk to him and called the police. When the police arrived and asked for his passport, he tried to leave. In the end, he was taken to the local police station for interrogation, but he escaped and tried to escape by jumping into the lake. The police who chased him were able to pull him back to shore.
In the end, Swami admitted that he had stolen a camera in a store, but told the police that he had already sold it to a friend. He said he would ask his friend to return the camera. He arrived in Thailand two months ago on a 30-day visa.
The drug test gave a positive result, respectively, the man is accused not only of stealing, but also of drug abuse.
At the moment, it is not known whether the “friend” returned the video camera to the suspect.