Bike bandits busted: Samut Prakan theft spree ends in arrests

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Officers from Bang Kaew Police Station apprehended three suspects involved in a motorcycle theft spree in Samut Prakan province. The suspects were caught with stolen items and are now facing legal proceedings.

Today, July 4, officers in Samut Prakan arrested 20 year old Teerapon, 19 year old Attaporn, and 18 year old Ekkarin for their involvement in nighttime theft using vehicles.

Police revealed that the arrests followed a police report on June 28, regarding a motorcycle theft the day prior. The theft victim recalled parking their Honda motorcycle next to a dormitory in Bang Phli at around 11pm. Although the motorcycle was securely locked, it vanished upon the owner’s return.

Similarly, another victim also reported a motorcycle theft from the same location, prompting local police to intensify their investigations and search for the culprits.

Investigators reviewed CCTV footage, revealing that on June 28, around 4.19am, three suspects riding a white Honda motorcycle without a license plate were seen loitering in the Premruethai community. They eventually stole the two motorcycles and fled.

Subsequent investigations led to the discovery that two suspects lived in a condo in Phra Khanong, Bangkok, while the third lived in a shack in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. Police officers went to these locations and successfully apprehended all three suspects, finding clothes matching those worn during the thefts.

During questioning, the suspects confessed to stealing motorcycles in Premruethai, wearing the clothes recovered by the police. They also admitted to committing similar crimes in Bang Phli.

Further investigation into Ekamin revealed a history of nighttime thefts in 2019. Meanwhile, Attaporn had previous charges in 2021 for possessing and intending to distribute a category 1 narcotic substance with a purity of over three grams, and in 2022 for producing, importing, exporting, distributing, or possessing category 1 narcotics for commercial purposes.

The police continue to build their case against the suspects, ensuring that they face the full extent of the law for their actions, reported KhaoSod.

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Ryan Turner

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