Connect with us


Phuket police raid nets bumper haul of IT goods

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: Has your home-office been ransacked lately? Do you want your PC or laptop back? Then pop on down to Phuket City Police Station where more than 60 stolen consumer goods are waiting to be reclaimed.

Phuket Provincial Police Commander Pekad Thatipong is even offering amnesty to people who return stolen goods they bought from two suspects arrested yesterday.

Police recovered 66 IT consumer goods after a drugs investigation led officers to raid a house in the National Housing Authority development in Rassada yesterday afternoon.

In the house, officers arrested Tanapol “Aon” Somnukton, 33, from Surin province, and Phuket native Abhisit “Sam” Chupak, 24.

Although no drugs were found, officers seized drug paraphernalia and discovered a suspiciously large number of IT goods, including laptops, PCs, computer screens, TVs, DVD players and digital cameras.

At a press conference today, Maj Gen Pekad said the men had confessed to robbing many home-offices in Muang District and Kathu.

The pair targeted businesses with glass pane windows which they removed with a single screwdriver, he explained.

“Aon and Sam had been working together to commit thefts for three years,” he added.

After the men confessed to the robberies, police were able to recover most of the stolen goods.

“We sold the stuff at cheap prices just so we could get money to buy more drugs,” Sam told the Gazette.

Maj Gen Pekad said that so far five people have identified and reclaimed their stolen items.

“Anyone whose property has been stolen are advised to come to Phuket City Police Station to look for their belongings by asking for Superintendent Wanchai Ekpornpit,” Maj Gen Pekad said.

“Also, anyone who has bought stolen items from these two men are advised to return the items at Phuket City Police Station. We will not file any charges if they return the stolen goods to us. Then we will can find the real owners of the stolen items and return them,” he added.

— Janpen Upatising


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


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:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

20 year old arrested for online alternative vaccine scam

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Delta variant now the predominant strain, 78% of Thai infections

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Controversial food delivery only rule faces criticism

Sponsored18 hours ago

Tour Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

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

Drugs12 hours ago

Expat arrested on drug charges allegedly claims to be a local “Robin Hood”

Thailand12 hours ago

Thai Airways selling 10 properties to raise capital

Best of12 hours ago

The 5 Best Cafes in Koh Samui

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | record Covid deaths, ban on ‘mass gatherings’ | August 4

Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Vaccine updates for expats; hospital extends hours to accelerate vaccinations

Guides14 hours ago

8 things to do correctly in Thailand

Best of14 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 most absolutely luxurious hotels

Myanmar15 hours ago

Myanmar envoy updated to Brunei’s 2nd Foreign Affairs Minister

Thailand16 hours ago

Thailand’s national parks ban the use of some sunscreens containing particular chemicals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)16 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: 20,200 new cases, provincial totals

Guides16 hours ago

Visa Exemption Rule – 56 countries to enter Thailand without a visa

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Third phase testing successful for Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Phuket5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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