A group of young tourists from Singapore have come under fire on Thai social media when photos of them laughing and joking after they were caught shoplifting in a Bangkok mall went viral.
Two young women in the group were caught on camera stealing items from the ‘My Friday Shop’ on the fourth floor at Platinum Fashion Mall in Pratunam on Friday, with the owner reporting the incident to mall security.
The Singaporean shoplifters were seen on CCTV leaving the mall at around 12.45pm with their photos being widely shared on the “Love Platinum” Line group.
An hour later a group member posted she had spotted them at MBK and the owner of ‘My Friday Shop’ rushed there in the hope of catching the pair.
After searching for almost an hour they were finally spotted and approached. The shop owner confronted the two women and they all went to the MBK information counter in a bid to resolve the issue.
However, the shop owner said the stolen items were then passed to the two young men in the party who tried to walk away but were prevented from doing so by a helpful security guard.
After 30 minutes of accusations and denials the cops were called with all involved told to return to Platinum Fashion Mall where in-house security would oversee the case.
After another hour of more denials the two women eventually agreed to pay 5,000 baht to the shop owner if she didn’t file a police report.
The outrage came from Facebook users with the photos taken by mall security of the women posing with the stolen items laughing and joking like it was a big joke.
The most popular insult fired at the two young women… “bitches” and not a pointing pic to be had either.
Photo Credit: Auk Thanima