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PHUKET CITY: A prolific motorcycle thief was arrested on Sunday after stealing four motorbikes in Phuket within about four weeks.

About 5 pm on March 23, a passing police officer spotted Nakhon Ratchasima native Sankom Krai-am, 21, by the side of the road outside Soi Tawee Sup in Wichit removing a number plate from a Honda Click motorcycle, said Phuket City Police Superintendent Col Nos Svettalekha.

The officer approached Sankom and radioed Phuket City Police Station, who confirmed that the plate number and bike description matched that of a motorcycle reported stolen at 11 pm on Saturday, he added.

The bike had been thieved from outside the owner’s home in Rassada, he said.

Sankom was arrested at the scene and taken to Phuket City Police Station, where he confessed to stealing the Honda Click and three other motorcycles in Phuket, Col Nos added.

Sankom told police that earlier in March he had stolen a Honda Click from Koh Sireh and a Kawasaki Neon that he had hidden behind a tree in Saphan Hin, only for it to be discovered by a passerby who then alerted Phuket City Police, he said.

On Saturday, Sankom stole a black Suzuki Step in Wichit, he added.

“He would look for an unlocked motorcycle parked outside a house and wheel it somewhere out of sight. Sankom would then go and make a counterfeit key at his home so that he could return to the bike and ride away on it. He would either keep the bike or sell it for 3,000 baht,” said Col Nos.

Sankom, who was released from Kathu Police Station in December last year for stealing mobile phones in Patong, has been charged with robbing at nighttime, which carries harsher punishments than robbing during the day, said Col Nos.

He is being detained at Phuket City Police Station, he said.

The bikes are being held by Phuket City Police while the investigation continues, he added.



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Fourteen kilograms of marijuana seized in pre-Songkran drug crackdowns

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Phuket police have sized a total of 14 kilograms of marijuana in three separate cases, including intercepting parcel post yesterday. It’s all part of the annual pre-Songkran drugs crackdown.

Phuket Provincial Police have seized a parcel box sent via Thai Post in Rawai where they found 12 kilograms of marijuana. Police are now tracking down the sender.

In the second case police have arrested 46 years old Kamon ‘Noom’ Teeratrakunchai in Wichit. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana inside a Kerry Express parcel box. The suspect has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

And in the third case Patong police arrested a suspect near a market on Bangla Road in Patong. Police seized one kilogram of marijuana during that arrest. That suspect has also been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 Drug.

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Emergency crews participate in fire drill at Phuket airport

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PHOTOS: The Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport emergency crews battled fake fires near the main runway today.

Firefighters and rescue workers were deployed on the tarmac as part of regular drills aimed at improving response times and emergency response efficiency. This was the first such drill at the airport this year.

Observing officials reported that the emergency crews were timely and effective in their response during the exercise. The drills follow a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are carried out periodically to check on preparedness for various emergencies.

No flights were reportedly affected by the drill.

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Power outage in parts of Chalong tomorrow

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Residents of Chalong should be aware that there is a scheduled power outage from 9am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) continues its work on high power voltage systems in the area.

The blackouts will affect the areas from the Shell petrol station on Patak Road to Bayshore law office opposite Chalong Beach Hotel on Wiset Road.

As always, the PEA apologises for the inconvenience.

For more information contact the Operations and Maintenance Department of the Provincial Electricity Authority on 07 652 1099 (24 hr)

 

 

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