Thursday, September 24, 2009

Starbucks Laptop Robber

Photo Courtesy of Khaosod

BANGKOK – The Starbucks laptop robber was arrested yesterday after a university student informed police in Lumphinee that her laptop was stolen in Starbucks, Lang Suan branch. Police reviewed surveillance footage of the store and found the man.

The video clearly showed the man in the act of theft. After in-depth investigation, the police identified him as Mr. Sathaporn Sruangsiri, a criminal who was just released after a year and six months imprisonment for stealing in Starbucks.

The man loves Starbucks. He admitted to stealing a HP laptop from the Central Ladprao branch before stealing again at the Starbucks in Lang Suan. He sold them for 18,000 baht each at Pantip IT Mall and had planned to use the money for alcohol, prostitution and gambling.

During questioning by police, Mr. Sruangsiri said that Starbucks is a good place to steal because it’s where good and high quality laptops come together.

Courtesy of Khaosod

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak