Connect with us

Phuket

Thieves plague Srisoonthorn

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Thalang police are looking for a suspect or suspects who allegedly stole the batteries from a parked six-wheel truck in Srisoonthorn yesterday.

Lt Suporn Muangkhai of Thalang police said officers were notified of the theft by the truck driver around 7:30am.

Forty-seven year old Pipop Sasan from central Thailand said his vehicle was parked near the Democrat Party’s Phuket office in Thalang.

“I left HomePro shopping center in Thalang on Sunday evening after work to park there,” Mr Pipop said.

“I’ve been parking the vehicle here since July 11, since working in Phuket, without any problems until last night.”

“The vehicle belongs to Furniture Group. I woke up this morning and furniture staff and I went to start the engine to continue our work,” he continued.

“The vehicle wouldn’t start, so we checked and found that two of our batteries had been stolen,” he explained.

“We couldn’t do anything but buy new batteries, which cost us about 5,800 baht for both, and now I’m in trouble with my bosses,” Mr Pipop added.

Police said they believe the perpetrators have a decent knowledge of automotive mechanics, but were unsure how many were involved.

“We’re checking CCTV in the area and nearby,” said Lt Suporn.

Srisoonthorn residents complained to police that they’ve been plagued by a rash of thefts recently, both of vehicles and of items taken from inside their homes.

“We would like to urge police officers to patrol more often, to at least scare the thieves so they know the area is under watch by police,” said a resident who declined to be named.

“The thieves are not scared of robbing us, but hopefully we could at least scare them that they may be caught.”

— Winai Sarot

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

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.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Weather12 hours ago

Flooded hospital in Chaiyaphum had to evacuates 40 patients

Thailand13 hours ago

300,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines donated from Japan arrived

Northern Thailand13 hours ago

Extremely rare earthstar mushrooms found in Phetchabun

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Weather15 hours ago

Flood warnings below Chao Phraya Dam, and across Thailand

Thailand17 hours ago

US calls meeting with Thai officials to resolve donated vaccines

Thailand17 hours ago

10 Burmese migrant workers arrested in Songkhla

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand18 hours ago

Over 50 million vaccine doses administered in Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Sunday Covid-19 Afternoon Update: Provincial Totals

World18 hours ago

China announces cryptocurrency trading is illegal

North East19 hours ago

Stolen 72 year old elephant returned to owner after 18 years

Thailand20 hours ago

Pattaya readjusts tourism goals for high season

Thailand20 hours ago

Phuket relaxes checkpoint requirements to help tourists and health officials

Phuket21 hours ago

Phuket Covid-19: 2 deaths, 4 Sandbox infections, 10k total cases

Thailand22 hours ago

Facebook page that claims to sell dog meat met with scorn on social media

Thailand23 hours ago

Thailand welcomes its first AI influencer, “AI Ailynn”

Thailand2 weeks ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending