CHIANGRAI TIMES – Police on Thursday arrested a team of six Filipinos accused of stealing jewellery worth more than 6.39 million baht from a store in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shopping mall.
Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Winai Thongsong said police received a telephone call from the owner of Gems Pavilion who reported the jewellery was found to be missing immediately after the six Filipinos left the store.
Pol Lt Gen Winai said police followed the suspects to Centre Point hotel where they had checked-in. They found the stolen jewellery – gold and diamond rings and diamond necklaces. The retail value of one of the stolen necklaces was about two million baht.
He said their actions had been recorded by security cameras in the shopping mall.
The suspects were working as a team, each with clear responsibilities. They usually preyed on gold and diamond stores in shopping malls or luxury hotels, he said.
He said the suspects had planned to return to the Philippines once they were satisfied with the value of their hauls.
Another Filipino suspect, Cruz Gervacio, 33 was still on the run and a warrant had been issued for his arrest, the city police chief said.