A Pattaya watch trader made a citizen’s arrest of a Russian man who stole a timepiece from his shop.
Trader Phairat Kanchananithi, 44, said Grigoli Korolkov, 44, came into his shop ostensibly to buy a watch on Wednesday.
But while his attention was distracted for just a second or two he pocketed a Naviforce watch worth 1,200 baht, reported Pattaya News.
He soon realized the Russian had stolen it and went in search of him. He found the Russian at the Wat Chaimonkhon intersection in South Pattaya and held onto him before police arrived.
At Pattaya police station Korolkov denied theft saying he did not intend to hold onto the watch and just wanted to have a look at it.
Police dismissed this and charged him with theft.
Report shared by Pattaya News & ThaiVisa