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Krabi Tourist Police warn of shoplifting gangs in Ao Nang

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The Krabi Tourist Police are warning of ‘tourist shoplifting gangs’ after they have received reports that several tourists and shops had items stolen around Ao Nang.

Video clips of tourists stealing a bikini at a shop in Ao Nang went viral in social media this week.

34 year old Netdao Wiwatrassamee, who posted the video clip, says, “I have already reported this to Ao Nang Police. The incident happened on Monday. Two female foreign tourists were browsing at my shop.”

“One of them has taken a bikini and put it in her bag before she left the shop. The CCTV camera has recorded the incident.”

Posted by Netdao Wiwatratsamee on Monday, February 11, 2019

“I have two clothes shops in Ao Nang. A similar incident has happened several times. At this shop it’s already happened three times. Every time I have reported to police but they can’t find the thieves.”

“Other shop sellers have also facing similar kinds of incident. An iPhone 10 has also been stolen.”

Yesterday 21 year old Saharat Jewsakun, a crew on a ferry, filed a report to police after a male foreign tourist stole his bag which contained an ATM card and 5,000 Baht cash. CCTV cameras recorded the incident.

LT Col Attapong Sanejaiwut of the Krabi Tourist Police says, “Most tourists are planning these thefts in pairs. One of them will talk with a shop seller while the other will steal an item.”

“Please be aware of them. We are strictly patrolling the shopping areas to prevent this kind of incident.”

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear

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Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast – all clear | The Thaiger

An advisory was sent out last night about two earth tremors registering 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude centered on the Andaman Islands, 620 kilometres north west of Phuket.

The National Disaster Warning Centre sent out an advisory to Governors of six Andaman Coast provinces to be on alert for tsunami warnings and more earthquake activity.

There has been no tsunami activity registered along the Andaman coastlines.

Tsunami advisory for Andaman Coast - all clear | News by The Thaiger

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Investigation into mine explosion on a Phang Nga Bay bird’s-nest concession island

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by Sittichai Sikhawat 

Police have launched an investigation into an explosion at a bird’s-nest concession area in Phang Nga bay, where one man was killed and another injured on Monday night. The island is Koh Lao Dua, six kilometres north of Koh Yao Noi.

Story HERE (one man has died since The Thaiger story).

25 year old Boodrod Thongdee died following the blast, while 35 year old Somchai Thongdee was injured.

Somkid Thongdee, who was with the two victims at the time, survived the explosion without injury. He maintains that they had entered the area to collect wild orchids. One of the men stepped on a mine planted along the beach.

A local community leader, however, is raising doubts about their claim, saying that locals had long known that the concession area was out of bounds.

(Do tour operators and inquisitive tourists know about the locations? Are there clear and obvious warning signs along the beaches?)

“Some measures have been used to deter thieves,” the community leader said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The day after the blast police found more mines planted in the concession area.

One of them was apparently similar to a device that police had seized from bird’s-nest watchers last year.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Two injured after stepping on suspected mines at a Krabi island

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Two injured after stepping on suspected mines at a Krabi island | The Thaiger

Two Thai men have sustained serious injuries after stepping on a mine at an island near Ao Nang, Krabi.

The Ao Nang Police were notified about the two men being injured from the incident in Ao Nang at 6pm last night.

35 year old Somchaai Longj sustained injuries on his legs, shoulder and a broken leg from the explosion and was taken to Krabi Hospital. The other injured person was 25 year old Boonrod Thongdee who was taken to a hospital in Phang Nga.

38 year old Somkid Tongdee says that he was heading from Koh Mak in Phang Nga Bay with two others friends to an island near Ao Nang in Krabi to collect wild orchids near a cave.

“Boonrod stepped on something in the ground before we heard the sound of an explosion.”

At this stage police speculate that the bomb might belong to a company who received a concession to produce and farm bird nets. They speculate they might have placed the mines to prevent and deter thieves.

The Thaiger has sought comment from provincial police about the possible presence of live mines on a Krabi island.

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