Thief steals Leicester City FC shirt left at Thai embassy in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

A heartless thief stole a Leicester City shirt from outside the Thai embassy in London – left as a tribute to the club’s owner who died in a tragic helicopter crash.

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt and stuffing it into his rucksack just after 3pm on Monday.

It had been placed there just three hours earlier along with a club scarf and handwritten note in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The note read: ‘R.I.P Vichai, you made every Leicester fans dream a reality’, the Sun report.

The Thai billionaire was killed after the helicopter which picked him up from King Power Stadium on Saturday night crashed in a car park just seconds after taking off.

Pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz, and Srivaddhanaprabha’s employees Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, also died.

The black box recorder from the helicopter has been found and investigators are still carrying out forensic work on the wreckage. 

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt just after 3pm on Monday

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt just after 3pm on Monday

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt just after 3pm on Monday

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt just after 3pm on Monday

Footage shows the man loitering around the entrance before snatching the shirt just after 3pm on Monday

The heartless thief stuff the shirt into his rucksack as he walks away from the Thai embassy in London

The heartless thief stuff the shirt into his rucksack as he walks away from the Thai embassy in London

The heartless thief stuff the shirt into his rucksack as he walks away from the Thai embassy in London

Tribute: A fan had left the club shirt and scarf outside the embassy with a handwritten note on top

Tribute: A fan had left the club shirt and scarf outside the embassy with a handwritten note on top

Tribute: A fan had left the club shirt and scarf outside the embassy with a handwritten note on top

Srivaddhanaprabha led Leicester City to become Premier League champions in 2016.

The unprecedented victory sealed him tremendous popularity among fans and players.

Tributes have continued to grow outside the club’s North Stand while a group of Buddhist monks held a service yesterday.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died along with the two pilots and two of his staff members 

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died along with the two pilots and two of his staff members 

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died along with the two pilots and two of his staff members 

The scorched wreckage of the helicopter, which is still being examined by investigators

The scorched wreckage of the helicopter, which is still being examined by investigators

The scorched wreckage of the helicopter, which is still being examined by investigators

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