Phuket police nab sacrilegious burglar

PHUKET: Phuket City Police on Wednesday arrested a serial thief caught with stolen religious objects, jewelry and other items.

Police Superintendent Chote Chitchai said Wichit resident Eakkat Tipmart, 29, confessed to burglarizing the Phuket Town apartment of Saengduan Chaigma.

It was just the latest burglary in a string of similar thefts, Col Chote said.

Ms Saengduan, 39, reported to police on Tuesday that her room at Somboon Apartments was burglarized.

Subsequent investigation and a search of Mr Eakkat’s apartment in Talad Nua recovered about 100 stolen items, including Buddhist amulets and other religious images, watches, necklaces, bracelets, rings, mobile phones and computers.

Mr Eakkat was charged with burglary after police compiled evidence from his apartment and CCTV footage.

“Eakkat confessed that he drove to Ms Saengduan’s apartment by motorbike and stole her things,” said Col Chote.

Phuket Town residents who think they might also have been victimized by Mr Eakkat should call Phuket City Police to reclaim their property.

— Warisa Temram

Phuket News
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