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Thief steals Thai singer’s license plate to nick diesel in NE Thailand

A Thai singer took to social media to appeal to fans to help find a number plate stolen from his car after an inventive thief used it to steal diesel from a petrol station in northeast Thailand.

Buriram Police are on the lookout for the light-fingered tealeaf who stole the license plate and attached it to his vehicle before travelling to another district to fill his tank without paying.

The license plate was nicked from a Thai singer’s car.

The singer, Thapakorn Singram, took to social media to inform his followers that his license plate had been stolen from his black Isuzu D-MAX while it was parked near the pub where he is employed in Nang Rong district.

Suspecting that the stolen plate could be used for illegal activities, the 31 year old promptly reported the theft to the police.

His concerns proved to be valid when staff from a PT station in Nong Ki, Buriram informed Thapakorn that a vehicle with his stolen license plate had been spotted at their petrol station.

A pickup driver rolled into the courtyard and asked a member of staff to fill his tank at 12.30am on Wednesday, February 22.

The 21 year old attendant, Somsuan Mongkratok, who served him, said the driver also asked him to fill two one-gallon tanks at the back of his van.

Somsuan said…

“He even asked me to fill up a soft drink bottle with diesel too, but I had to tell him that was against the rules.”

As a staff member calculated the bill, totalling a pricey 4,250 baht, the driver absconded without settling the payment.

Although the station has no CCTV footage, the staff strongly believes that the vehicle spotted with the stolen license plate is the same one that fled without payment.

Police in Nang Rong have reached out to their counterparts in Nong Ki to collaborate and review CCTV footage from both locations in hopes of identifying any common vehicles and ultimately tracking down the perpetrator.

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