PHUKET: A passerby in Phuket Town helped an off-duty police officer chase down a man who allegedly stole a bag of instant coffee from a 7-Eleven convenience store early yesterday morning.

Kampanart Rattanamuay, 34, was found by police with five bags of coffee, a DVD and a pair of gloves.

“By the time we arrived, Mr Kampanart had already been captured and was sitting on the floor in the middle of the store,” Sub Lt Seree Halem of the Phuket City Police said.