Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket motorbike rental operator posts 30k baht reward for Ukrainian man’s arrest

Published

 on 

PHUKET: The owner of a Phuket bike rental shop put up a 30,000-baht reward on December 18 for any information leading to the return of a stolen bike.

Chalong Police secured an arrest warrant for Ukrainian national Ivan Tretiak, 25, two days prior to the posted reward.

“Mr Tretiak is wanted for defalcation. I am currently working on two separate cases involving the suspect and believe that he is involved in more,” Maj Thada Sodarak of the Chalong Police told the Phuket Gazette this morning. “It is not an easy case at this point, because we don’t even know if he is still in Phuket.”

Mr Tretiak allegedly made off with one of Anyaphach Karaya’s Honda PCX motorbikes, valued at about 68,000 baht, which was supposed to have been returned on November 23. Since then, Ms Anyaphach has been unable to contact Mr Tretiak by the telephone number provided.

Though Ms Anyaphach verified that Mr Tretiak was on a valid visa when he rented the bike, Maj Thada urged all rental shop owners to not only verify the picture page of a passport, but also ensure that the visa is up to date.

“Please make sure that the visa is valid for the entire period in which the bike will be rented. It is for your own protection,” said Maj Thada.

Maj Thada declined to give further information about the second case involving Mr Tretiak, saying only that it also involved a motorbike missing from a rental company. However, he did urge other motorbike renters who had rented bikes to the Ukranian to contact the police.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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:

Video13 hours ago

Siam Paragon Bangkok International Fashion Week 2022

Thailand15 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Flash flooding to hit every region of Thailand

Thailand15 hours ago

Off-duty officer fires shots & fights with Bangkok cabbie

Sponsored24 hours ago

Starting a business and obtaining SMART Visa in Thailand is easy with Startup Booster

Thailand16 hours ago

Venomous snake emerges from parcel at sorting office in Thailand

Technology16 hours ago

Line Man Wongnai now Thailand’s largest tech startup

Thailand17 hours ago

Customer buys brand new Honda PCX motorbike with coins in eastern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Drugs17 hours ago

Drug chase ends in flipped car, 6 million spilled Yaba pills

Thailand18 hours ago

169 Thai police officers dismissed for serious violations

World18 hours ago

Edward Snowden received Russian citizenship

Thailand19 hours ago

American told to stop riding go-kart in Chiang Mai

Thailand19 hours ago

Thailand legalises abortion up to 20 weeks

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Nasal spray to prevent Covid hits stores October 1

Crime20 hours ago

China backs Philippines online gambling crackdown

Crime20 hours ago

Foreign gang allegedly extorts Russian couple of crypto worth US$50k in Thailand

Events22 hours ago

Meatfest will host meat cooking and eating contests in Pattaya

Thailand1 year ago

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

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

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

Phuket2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

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

Tourism2 years 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

Trending