A filipino theft gang was caught at Don Mueang Airport after they stole a diamond necklace at the 58th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair and tried to escape on a flight to Phuket.
According to Paramin Taharian, the booth owner, the theft was the work of a man and woman who visited his booth at Impact Exhibition & Convention Center around 2pm. Paramin was unaware of the missing diamond necklace until later that day when he checked the file photography of all jewelry items on display at 6pm. It was then that he realized that the THB300,000 necklace was missing.
Luckily for Paramin, there was a CCTV camera that had captured the man who stole the necklace. Paramin was busily attending to the woman at that time. After the deed was done, the two quickly hurried away.
After Paramin alerted the tourist police about the theft that occurred at his booth, they alerted the tourist and immigration offices at both Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports to be on the lookout for the two people in the video footage.
The two were later spotted at the airport’s departure lounge with three other men.
The stolen diamond necklace was found among other copied jewelry items in luggage belonging to another member in the gang. They were about to leave for Phuket, and then to Manila.
The gang is comprised of three men and two women, identified as Ms. Canoy Adoration, 58, Ms. Mallari Sofia, 56, Mr. Ebueza Christian Carpio, 27, Mr. Bien Nonoy Mulobuko, 27, and Mr. Chapoco Florenz Velarde, 65.
The tourist police are currently investigating if this gang have committed other similar thefts in the past or in other tourist cities, reported Thai PBS.