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On-the-ball bellboy bags burglar

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KATA-KARON: The alertness of a bellboy at the Marina Cottage Hotel, who heard a guest-room door close when he knew that the family staying in the room were all at dinner, resulted in the red-handed arrest of a burglar. Pol Lt Teerawat Leamsuwan of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette, “The guests staying in the room that was burgled [a family from Sweden] left the hotel to go to dinner, and they locked their hotel room securely.” “At the time, the bellboy, Maneekorn Sornin, was finishing work. He had seen the family go to dinner, so he was suspicious when he passed their room and heard the door close. “He waited, and saw the thief leave the room carrying a blue backpack,” Lt Teerawat added. When the burglar saw K. Maneekorn he ran, but the bellboy chased after him and at the same time managed to alert hotel security staff. Others joined in the chase, and the thief was soon caught. The police were then called and a search recovered the blue backpack, filled with stolen goods, which the burglar had discarded as he ran from his pursuers. In the backpack they found a notebook computer, a calculator, a mobile phone, a watch, a pocket radio, three passports and a purse. Computer equipment and a stash of chocolate bars were found in the burglar’s pockets. In all, the stolen items were worth about 100,000 baht. The burglar was identified by police as Hamid Reza Shareh, a 31-year-old Iranian. Lt Teerawat said, “He wasn’t a guest of the hotel and we don’t know yet how he got into the room. We didn’t find a key, nor was there any sign of a break-in. He hasn’t told us anything as he speaks only Persian. In his passport it says that he was supposed to leave Thailand on April 1, but he is still in Phuket.” Shareh has been charged with theft and with overstaying his visa, and is being held in police cells awaiting trail.



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Phuket tourist decides hotel awning more comfortable than his room

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PHOTOS: Rawai Rescue workers / Phuket Tourist Police

The Phuket Tourist Police have been notified that a tourist had jumped from a building in Rawai and ended up on a steel awning covering the bottom floor today. But that wasn’t, in fact, what had happened.

The local Tourist Police say the owner of the building told staff at the Tourist Assistance Centre that the tourist had checked into the room on February 13.

The tourist didn’t actually jump down from the building but had moved a mattress from his room on to the awning and slept on it (mosquitos!!) He was also drunk and damaged some property inside the room.

The man is a 37 year old Estonian tourist. He was staying at the room with a 25 year old male friend.

Chalong Police have charged them both with being drunk and damaging property. They have said that they will pay for all damages to the owner of the property. They are heading back home on February 26.

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Patong motorbike racer arrested and fined – VIDEO

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PHOTO: Patong Police

Patong Police yesterday arrested a motorbike racer after identifying him and his motorbike from video clips that were popular in social media this week.

Patong Police are investigating alleged foreign motorbike racing gangs in Patong after video clips went viral in local social media.

Read more about the racing around Patong’s streets HERE.

Patong Police report that they have now arrested one motorbike racer and charged him with the maximum fine.

Patong Police are also asking motorbike rental operators to explain basic traffic rules for motorbike drivers who want to rent a motorbike.

(The Thaiger is assuming this would be covered when they get their motorbike license, which they are required to have before a motorbike is rented to them.)

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Posted by The Thaiger on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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500 free helmets handed out to motorbike drivers in Patong

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Patong Development Foundation together with Patong Police and Patong Municipality have given 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong today under the campaign ‘Wear your helmet’.

Handing out the 500 helmets to motorbike user in Patong was led by Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee, Patong Municipality Chalermluck Kebsup and President of Patong Development Foundation Preechawut ‘Prap’ Keesin.

Col Anothai says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and died in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers wearing helmets. ”

“More motorbike riders are now wearing helmets as the number of not wearing helmet charges has been dropping in Patong with better enforcement.”

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