Thai thief disguises himself as a ‘foreigner.’ Thai cosmetics salesman uses blue contacts and a fake nose to disguise himself as a tourist for ‘$20,000 jewellery heist’
A Thai ex-cosmetics salesman used his make-up expertise to create a silicone nose to create an elaborate disguise for a jewellery heist, police have alleged.
Wongsakorn Petchsanan, 30, had allegedly asked to see four gold necklaces at the Aurora gold shop in Bangkok before fleeing with the items, estimated to be worth around 471,600 Thai Baht (AUD$19,690), on Monday morning.
The alleged thief, who was wearing blue contact lenses, (a Bangkok Jack Report) was caught by the guard across the street as he attempted to escape on a motorcycle taxi.
Wongsakorn was then brought back into the gold shop on the second floor of the Big C Bangbuathong shopping centre.
Police later arrived at the shop to arrest him, according to local TV station Amarin TV.
The suspect was also wearing a beard, police photos show, whereas in another police mugshot he is clean shaven.
The gold necklaces weighed a combined total of ’24 baht’ – which converts to 365 grams.
The work the suspect put in to look like a ‘foreigner’, Police Colonel Sarayuth Sawaddichai said, – report stolen from bangkok jack – showed the theft had been carefully planned by the 30-year-old.
He has since been charged with theft local news outlet Coconuts reported.