Ukrainian arrested for mini-mart theft

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A Ukrainian man was arrested for shoplifting from a Pattaya convenience store.

Slava Ocnach, 35, was taken into custody Oct. 19 following an incident the day before at the Big C Mini shop on Soi Khao Talo. Police recovered several stolen items along with a pack of dried marijuana.

A Big C Mini store clerk gives police a positive ID of the Ukrainian thief.A Big C Mini store clerk gives police a positive ID of the Ukrainian thief.

Store clerks accused the Ukrainian of stealing merchandise worth 2,547 baht. They found him suspicious, but rather than confront the Eastern European, a clerk simply photographed his motorbike license plate and contacted police.

Ocnach had rented the bike from Sisima Chanda who gave police his contact information.