PHUKET: Police yesterday arrested a security guard who confessed to breaking into a Pa Khlok tourist villa where he was employed.
“Amman Tokanee, 24, was apprehended in Narathiwat Province, where he had escaped for fear of being arrested after the incident in Phuket last Friday,” said Thalang police superintendent Sompong Thip-apakul.
Mr Amman broke into Cape Yamu Villa, but fled the scene after the occupants confronted him, said Col Sompong.
The occupants of the house were a 27-year-old Chinese woman named Bolin Lou and her Canadian friend Yi Duo Wu.
“Ms Lou and Mr Wu were both asleep when Mr Amman broke into the house. Luckily, Ms Lou woke up and saw him. The two of them got into a fight, which resulted in Ms Lou injuring her neck,” said Col Sompong.
“Mr Amman fled the scene when Mr Wu showed up. Luckily, he didn’t manage to make away with any of their possessions.”
Police checked CCTV footage and questioned others in the area, only to discover that Mr Amman worked as a security guard at the villa.
“When we caught him, he confessed to breaking into the house in order to steal their mobile phones, but denied that he intended to assault or rape anyone in the house,” said Col Sompong.
— Winai Sarot
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