Mosque donation box thief still at large

PHUKET: Police are searching for a thief who broke into a mosque’s donation box in Koh Kaew and stole about 10,000 baht on Tuesday night.

Capt Udom Petcharat of Phuket City Police arrived at the scene after he received the complaint at about 8:30am yesterday.

“People were gathered around a broken donation box – a tyre iron lay nearby,” said Capt Udom. “According to staff, the mosque was locked the night before and no one was inside. When they arrived the next morning, they saw that a latch on the back door lock had been cut and the donation box had been emptied.”

There is no CCTV system installed at the mosque, so police are checking CCTV footage from around the area to locate the suspect.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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