Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket police seeking “white guy’ sneak thief

Published

 on 

Phuket police seeking “white guy’ sneak thief | Thaiger

PHUKET: Police believe a Caucasian man carried out a burglary in Kalim around midnight Tuesday, while the Canadian homeowner and his wife were asleep in their bedroom.

The Canadian, who asked to remain anonymous, said he discovered something was wrong only when he could not find his laptop computers around 9am the next day.

In all, about US$ 5,000 dollars in electronic items were missing from his home on Kalim Soi 7, he said.

CCTV footage taken from inside the estate shows a man climbing over a wall and entering an unlocked building on the Canadian’s property.

The suspect then came out and made his way to the front of the main home, where the Canadian and his wife were sleeping, before returning to the unlocked building where he found a set of keys.

The man then calmly returned to the home and let himself in.

The CCTV footage then shows the man exiting the house and climbing back over the wall.

Sgt Peerapot Chuaybumrung of Kathu Police said the thief’s face was covered with clothing, indicating that he was aware of the security cameras.

“The burglar may be someone familiar to [the Canadian], because his two dogs didn’t bark at all. The suspect also knew his way around very well,” Sgt Peerapot said.

“A tuk-tuk driver who lives near the estate said he saw a farang driving a white Honda Jazz in the area around midnight to 1am, but couldn’t remember the license plate number,” he said.

The Canadian man told the Gazette that other neighbors saw a white Honda Jazz parked for hours in a suspicious location near the estate’s perimeter wall on the night of the robbery.

They then saw a “white man” exit the car and walk along the property at about midnight, he said.

The neighbors recognized the man, as they had seen him repeatedly driving around the area on a motorbike earlier this month, he added.

“The only information we have now is very general, about a white Honda Jazz, we need more specific details. We are further investigating this case,” Sgt Peerapot said.

He urged anyone with any information regarding this case to call Kathu Police at 076-342719-20.

 

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:

World10 mins ago

Suicide bombing in Afghanistan hits students preparing for exam

Politics58 mins ago

BREAKING: Prayut reinstated as Prime Minister of Thailand

Technology1 hour ago

What role for Thailand in China’s great European EV invasion?

Sponsored7 hours ago

10 Best Seed Banks that Ship Cannabis Seeds Discreetly to You (Free US Shipping)

Cambodia1 hour ago

Cambodian delegation in UK to seach for stolen treasures

Thailand1 hour ago

20 baht notes printed with errors, says Bank of Thailand

Crime2 hours ago

Loan shark bombs debtor’s house in southern Thailand

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Thai researchers develop flood-resistant rice strain

Press Room3 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s hospitality leaders step into the ring to fight for sustainability at PHIST 5

Crime3 hours ago

Horrified relatives attempt ID of disfigured suitcase victim

Travel3 hours ago

Things to do in Bangkok that cost next to nothing (2022)

Travel3 hours ago

5 best spa treatments in Bangkok to pamper yourself this September – October

Phuket4 hours ago

Phuket’s governor Narong braces for storm Noru

Politics4 hours ago

Royal defamation case dropped against Thai activist

Myanmar4 hours ago

OnlyFans star sentenced to six years in prison in Myanmar

Protests5 hours ago

Activists plan protests across Bangkok

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