A Buddhist Monk is accused of stealing items from a 7-Eleven Convenience Store in South Pattaya, on Friday. Police were called to the store located close to the VC Hotel on the Pratamnuk Road and spoke with the monk who had travelled down from Bangkok to study in a temple in Pattaya. He had run low on money but claimed he needed items including a computer card reader, headphones and a padlock to assist him in his studies. The store manager decided not to prosecute the Monk after he offered to pay for the items, which totaled 547 Baht. A Police Officer withdrew the money from the Monks account and paid for the items and the Monk was allowed to go free and a report of the incident was not made to the Chief Monk at the Temple in Bangkok or Pattaya.