Connect with us


Burglars rob MP’s company of B1m



Burglars rob MP’s company of B1m | Thaiger

PHUKET TOWN: Burglars on Saturday night broke into exporting company Jianvanich Office, of which Phuket Democrat MP Anchalee Vanich-Thepabutr is Managing Director, and stole cash and jewelry worth about 1 million baht. Pol Lt Parichat Jaturonphant, of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that at 11:30 yesterday morning, Apirak Vanich, 37, the company’s manager and K. Anchalee’s younger brother, called to report the robbery. K. Apirak told police that he went to the office on his day off to collect some “important things” that he had forgotten. He called the police after seeing that the two safes had been broken into. Police arrived at the offices on Patipat Rd to find a rope tied to the roof and hanging down the side of the building. On the third floor, they found a crowbar and three screwdrivers on the floor. Pol Sgt Maj Suwit Boonjan said that investigators believe that at least three people entered the building by swinging over the side and removing the mirrored louvers on the third floor. He added that the burglars used a crowbar to pry open the desks and the two safes in K. Apirak’s office as well as other desks on the second and third floors. In the safes were gold necklaces worth 63,000 baht, a platinum necklace with a pendant, gold jewelry worth 130,000 baht, a diamond ring, a diamond pendant, a diamond bracelet, a gold pen worth 18,000 baht, $2,000 in US coins, 445,000 baht in cash and a variety of foreign currency including Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese coins, and 200 Swiss francs. Police say they have no leads or suspects in the case.


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:

Guides2 mins ago

English-speaking counselling/therapy services in Bangkok

Thailand30 mins ago

Thai man faces prison for growing & selling corals online

Crime1 hour ago

‘Real owner’ of Mountain B nightclub released on bail for 1 million baht cash

Sponsored1 day ago

Super luxury villas in Phuket with breathtaking ocean views

South1 hour ago

UPDATE: 21 year old man found dead after Deep South bombing

Cannabis2 hours ago

Thai govt open to cannabis recreation, not pot-smoking tourists

Thailand2 hours ago

Tourists travelling for pot-smoking not welcome in Thailand | GMT

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Press Room2 hours ago

School’s In, Face-To-Face Learning Shifts to the Home

Destination Guide17 hours ago

Best areas to live in Phuket (2022)

Video18 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Fears of shenanigans in Mountain B Pub fire investigation

Travel18 hours ago

5 vineyards and wineries in Thailand all wine lovers should know

Thailand18 hours ago

Thai neitzens angry at SUV driver using a siren just to use toilet

Thailand19 hours ago

New poll says people from Thailand more relaxed about Covid-19

Thailand19 hours ago

Rama 2 Road guilty of being a repeat accident offender

Thailand20 hours ago

Body of one teacher found in double suicide pact in SE Thailand

Thailand21 hours ago

Son who tried to starve mother to death dies of TB in NE Thailand

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