Thirty businesses from the Vietnamese Defence Ministry on May 22 attended the France-Vietnam Business Forum in Paris ’s outskirts city of Neuilly-sur-Seine to seek potential partners in their fields.
A Vietnamese woman was arrested Thursday for attempting to steal designer jeans at the Central festival shopping mall on Pattaya Beach Road in Thailand.
Four other members of the gang, who put the jeans inside paper bags lined with silver foil to avoid detection, escaped with merchandise to the value of US$8,300.
On Thursday, Pattaya Police Investigator Lieutenant Colonel Phatsa Detphakkun was notified that a Vietnamese woman had been caught stealing fashion products from the Ed Hardy store on the 1st floor of the Central Festival on Pattaya Beach Road. A team of officers was dispatched to investigate.
They arrived to find that the offender Nguyen Thi Hien, 23, had being apprehended and detained by the department store’s staff. In her right hand she was holding a large paper bag, which police confiscated as evidence.
Inside the bag were four pairs of True Religion brand jeans – one valued at $400, and three valued at $475 baht each inside the bag. In addition, the bag was found to be padded on the inside with silver foil to prevent detection of the stolen clothes by the security scanner.
The ED Hardy shop manager, Wanlapha Yaowalert, told police that she could see from the CCTV that there were four other members of the gang who had the same kind of bags, but they had managed to escape with stolen jeans valued at $8,300. She managed to apprehend Hien, and then called the police.
Hien was charged with shop-lifting and taken into custody. The police will continue in their search for the rest of the gang.