Police search for Phuket bike burner

PHUKET: Police are hunting a for man who ran away after setting fire to a motorbike near Surakul Stadium in Wichit this morning.

“The suspect, named Kwan, lives near the area. According to witnesses, he drove the bike out of his house about 10:30am, set it on fire and then ran off,” said Maj Narong Muangkhuang of Wichit Police.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene and managed to douse the flames in 10 minutes. The motorbike, however, was completely destroyed.

“Luckily, there was no other damage caused. We have yet to learn the motive behind his act. We searched his house, but he has not been back there,” said Maj Narong. “We hope to find him soon and call him in for an explanation.”

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