Woman caught on video robbing Naklua shop

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A Naklua shopkeeper is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman captured by security cameras stealing a bag of cash from his Soi Photisan store.

Manop Samarnduang, 38 of Pong sub-district, posted CCTV footage of the robbery to Facebook where it went viral.

The video showed a tall woman, believed to be Thai in her mid-30s, wearing a gray t-shirt and brown jeans, leaping over the counter of his unnamed shop and snatching a bag of money he kept to dispense change to customers.

CCTV camera footage shows the suspect in the act of stealing a bag of cash from the shop.CCTV camera footage shows the suspect in the act of stealing a bag of cash from the shop.

Manop told police she had come into his store around 9 a.m. while he was helping another customer. He left the satchel behind the counter and stepped outside to assist the other buyer. On his way in, Manop said he actually bumped into the suspect, who asked him to find some batteries for her. But when he returned, she was gone.

So was his cash. The bag contained about 8,000 baht, he said.

Manop immediately reviewed his security system and saw the woman take the bag while no one was around. He posted the video and alerted reporters in hopes of finding the thief.