The astonishing moment 'a MONK' steals an iPhoneby Richard Bailey 20/03/2017 07:05:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Two men walked in to a woman's rice shop in Chumporn Province in Thailand
- With the staff distracted, one of the two monks swipes the phone and hides it
- They had gone into Orati Kongmun's shop to request donations, as is tradition
- But unbeknown to the staff in the shop, the men were posing as monks to steal
CCTV footage has captured the astonishing moment a monk steals an iPhone and stashes it in his robe.
The incident unfolded in Chumporn Province in Thailand where two men are said to have walked into a shop asking for donations.
It is common practice for monks to do so in the country, but the two men were impostors wearing the traditional robes and swiped the phone from behind the counter.
The moment the man posing as a monk reaches over the counter to swipe the iPhone
The man looks over his shoulder inside the rice shop owned by Orati Kongmun in Thailand
The two men masquerading as monks are greeted by a worker at the shop in Thailand
The thief at the counter of Orati Kongmun's rice shop where he stole her iPhone
The pair of burglars walked in to Orati Kongmun's rice shop to request donations.
Members of staff, not suspecting anything untoward, went upstairs to call their boss who was helping workmen with a broken air conditioning unit.
The grinning crook stands at the counter
Unbeknown to them, one of the two monks had taken Miss Kongmun's iPhone and slipped it into his robe.
The act was caught on camera, and the shopkeeper has been left furious by the theft of her phone.
'That phone is so important to my business as I keep all my customers' contact details on it as well as my accounts,' she said, offering a 5,000 Thai baht (£120) reward to anyone who can help catch the men.
Police are hunting for the pair of fake monks, who are thought to have obtained their robes from one of a number of shops selling the garment.
Miss Kongmun added: 'I am so angry about this and am offering a reward – please contact me at anytime, day or night if you know who these people are.'