Teen thief nabbed for Phuket Town car break-ins

PHUKET: Police arrested a 16-year-old boy yesterday who they allege is behind a string of car break-ins and robberies in Phuket Town.

On August 27, the suspect reportedly smashed the window of a Chevrolet and stole about 50,000 baht in cash and other belongings from inside the car.

Another car was broken into and 6,000 baht cash was stolen from it on September 18 (story here).

Police say that since the suspect is a juvenile his full name will not be released.

“After checking CCTV footage, we identified the suspect – named as only Golf – and his address,” said Phuket City Police Lt Naruebadin Pangleesen. “We also found that he had a record of several thefts in the Phuket Town area.”

“We arrested Mr Golf at his house in Talad Yai, and have charged him with theft. He was taken to Phuket City Police Station for further questioning,” he added.

Mr Golf reportedly confessed to the robberies, saying that he used the money to travel.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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