Pattaya Police have arrested a Russian man for stealing a motorbike from a Hungarian in the seaside party town earlier this month.
26-year-old Vladimir Zhulabrev allegedly stole the bike belonging to retired Hungarian doctor Gabor Tamas Pethoe, 71, while it was parked outside a condo in the Nong Prue area on June 10.
Police arrested Zhulabrev and his Thai wife, 25-year-old Parichart Ninnon, after CCTV footage showed them stealing the motorcycle.
Zhulabrev, who was also found to be staying in Thailand on an expired tourist visa, tested positive for illegal drugs. Police say he confessed to stealing the motorcycle and did so to fund his drug habit.
He has been charged with overstaying his visa and theft, while Ninnon has also been charged with theft. They remain in custody awaiting further legal proceedings.