Connect with us


19-year-old arrested for more than 20 robberies



PHUKET: Police arrested a teenager yesterday who confessed to committing more than 20 robberies in Phuket since February.

Channarong Petchmanee, 19, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm in public, gang theft and evading arrest using a vehicle, as per the arrest warrant issued on April 1.

Among other incidents, Mr Channarong confessed to using a firearm to steal five mobile phones, a gold ring and cash from a Burmese camp in Pa Khlok in February. He reportedly used a motorbike that he bought for 5,000 baht on Facebook.

“He told us that he sold all the stolen items and spent the cash,” said Phuket Provincial Police Commander Teeraphol Thipjaroen.

Mr Channarong also confessed to robbing a Burmese worker at a camp behind Phuket Provincial Administration Organization Hospital in March, making off with a gold necklace and a mobile phone.

In April, he used a firearm to threaten another Burmese worker in Pa Khlok and stole a mobile phone and cash.

“He also confessed that last month he and his cousin, Roongrote Dinsawaim, used a knife and firearm to threaten a Burmese worker at a camp near Suriyadet Circle in Phuket Town. He stole an iPad, a gold ring and a mobile phone from him,” said Maj Gen Teeraphol.

Late last month, he robbed another Burmese worker of a mobile phone.

Last week, Mr Channarong and Mr Roongrote allegedly robbed a Thai man in Pa Khlok and threatened him by firing in the air. After stealing a gold necklace from him, the pair went on to rob a woman in Koh Kaew, threatening her and stealing a gold necklace from her as well.

“We’re calling all the victims who may have been robbed by the suspect so that they may show up, and we can add those charges to his file,” added Gen Teeraphol.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa13 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days

Bangkok13 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Sponsored21 hours ago

Enjoy a splashing time and immerse yourself in Thai Mythology in Andamanda Phuket

Crime13 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Crime14 hours ago

Policeman poses as Buddhist monk to trick drug dealers in central Thailand

Travel14 hours ago

Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides14 hours ago

Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: 5 fun ways to pamper your mom

Thailand14 hours ago

Thai minister insists minimum wage increase is not electioneering

Bangkok15 hours ago

Swedish Embassy hailed for giving 6-month parental leave to Thai staff

Travel16 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)

Environment16 hours ago

PM warns Thailand to brace itself for potential flooding

Travel17 hours ago

Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

Thailand17 hours ago

Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

Phuket17 hours ago

9 year old boy kills a 7 year old girl with a police pistol in Phuket

Press Room17 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s sauciest tech event, Techsauce Global Summit to return to Bangkok in physical form

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11