CCTV in the Tukcom computer center in Pattaya showed a week ago.

Staff chased the man and a citizen arrest was made.

Captain Janephop Wanthongsang said Laurent Meriem, 40, was taken to Pattaya police station.

Arrested Frenchman for Pattaya phone theft

The Huawei P30 Pro, costing Bt31,900, was reportedly recovered.