Connect with us


Phuket police nab “serial thieves’

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: An investigation into a spate of robberies in northern Phuket has led to three arrests, but police believe the break-and-enter gang’s ringleader is still at large.

Thalang Police Superintendent Witun Kongsudjai, yesterday, presented the three suspects charged with being “sneak thieves” and receiving stolen property.

The suspects were Subandit “Bee” Boonsit, 27, Kittisak Wongsaard, 36, and Somyot Taweesaeng, 44, all residents of Thalang.

Lt Col Weerayut Sittirattanakul explained that since the beginning of the month Thalang Police had received numerous reports of people’s homes being robbed.

“Our investigation led us to a house in Tambon Thepkrasattri, where Subandit was living,” he said.

Inside the house, officers found a strong box, a variety of amulets and an MP3 player, all reported as stolen, said Col Witun.

During questioning, Subandit told police he had received all the seized items from a man he named only as “Dam”.

“Subandit also said he sold one stolen computer to Kittisak for 2,500 baht, and Somyot was arrested because Sunbandit said that Dam had left some items at his house. Somyot is Dam’s relative,” Lt Col Weerayut said.

Col Witun explained that officers seized a Samsung computer from Kittisak’s house and seized one cell phone and one video camera from Somyot’s house.

However, Kittisak is denying the charges, added Col Witun.

He urged all residents in Thalang to report any suspicious behavior of strangers lurking around homes.

“If you see any people hanging around suspiciously, please report it to the police,” he said.

Lt Col Weerayut added that Dam is experienced in break-and-enters.

“During our investigation we found that Dam has already served a prison sentence on charges of being a ‘sneak thief’. He was released just a month ago,” he said.

— Warisa Temram


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


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.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Protests2 hours ago

Police to prosecute yesterday’s protesters for Covid-19 violation

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Pfizer vax approved, IATA testing vaccine travel pass, Covid Update | June 25

Thailand3 hours ago

Man wanted for attempted murder arrested on train

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand4 hours ago

The list of high/medium/low risk countries for travelling to Thailand now

World4 hours ago

Rare, giant barking deer makes appearance in Cambodia

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Anutin says health system won’t collapse despite shortages

World5 hours ago

Fire at Chinese martial arts school kills 18, mainly kids

Thailand6 hours ago

Man allegedly steals almost 300,000 baht from monk

Thailand7 hours ago

Illegal cigarette shipment busted, valued at 30 million baht

Thailand8 hours ago

Pair arrested for allegedly stealing prepaid phone cards worth 240 million baht, take home almost 150

Best of9 hours ago

Top 5 Indian Restaurants in Bangkok

Phuket9 hours ago

A Korean restaurant catches fire at a Phuket shopping centre

Best of10 hours ago

Top 10 Provinces to visit in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for emergency use in Thailand

World10 hours ago

1 dead 99 unaccounted for in Florida building collapse

Thailand4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

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

Phuket4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

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

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8