Connect with us

Phuket

Man arrested for stealing Phuket ambulance

Maya Taylor

Published 

 on 

Man arrested for stealing Phuket ambulance | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Thai Residents
  • follow us in feedly

A man has been arrested in Phang Nga after allegedly stealing an ambulance in Phuket. Reports in Thai Residents and The Phuket News say the vehicle was stolen from outside the Kathu office of The Kusoldharm Foundation at around 4am yesterday and discovered missing by a member of the foundation shortly after. After notifying police, foundation workers initially tried driving around the area to locate the ambulance, with rescue worker Pasikorn Surichuchoti saying he knew the ambulance was low on fuel.

Guessing that the person who’d stolen the ambulance might try to leave the island, he stopped at every fuel station on the way, in an attempt to track down the thief. At one station, an employee told him an ambulance had come in for fuel, with the driver saying he didn’t have any cash but would return later to pay. The employee says he refused to sell him gasoline and the ambulance drove off.

Shortly after, the foundation received a call from Takua Police station in Phang Nga province at around 6am, to say they’d found the ambulance parked at Phang Nga bus station. The driver was arrested, yet somehow managed to escape while police were noting down his information. He was recaptured some 20 minutes later. The Phuket News reports that he is 19 year old Anurak Boonkham from the southern province of Surat Thani. He says he stole the ambulance because he was trying to get home. He has now been taken to Kathu police station for processing.

SOURCE: Thai Residents | The Phuket News

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Avatar

    rinky stingpiece

    July 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    at least he was wearing a facemask, perhaps he was trying to provide some medical help that the original ambulance staff couldn’t be bothered to?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Phuket

Dozens of Burmese, Thai workers demand back pay, benefits in Phuket

Jack Burton

Published

on

Dozens of Burmese, Thai workers demand back pay, benefits in Phuket | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: The Phuket News

An estimated 100 Burmese and Thai workers went to Phuket Provincial Hall yesterday to report their employer for not paying them for 3 months, and to try and get some clarity if they still have jobs. They filed their complaint with the ombudsman’s office and the Labour Protection Social Security Office. 27 year old Burmese national Min Thu Khu explained to reporters that the workers’ predicament began in May, when many filed for the income support they are entitled to under the Social Security Act. Section 33 of the act entitles employees to compensation during periods of work cessation at […]

Continue Reading

Tourism

Phuket may be chosen as test case in phased re-opening to foreign tourists

Maya Taylor

Published

on

Phuket may be chosen as test case in phased re-opening to foreign tourists | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Syed Ahmad on Unsplash

As the Tourism Authority of Thailand considers how the country might safely re-open its borders, the Bangkok Post reports that there are tentative plans afoot to kick off the project with Phuket, possibly in October. The director-general of the Department of Health, Panpimon Wipulakorn, says Phuket’s position as a self-contained island means it would be easier to control any potential Covid-19 outbreak following re-opening. During the peak of the initial wave of Covid-19 infections in Thailand, Phuket had the highest rate of infections in the country, per capita, mostly concentrated in the Patong and Bang Tao areas. Meanwhile, TAT spokeswoman […]

Continue Reading

Phuket

Korean man in Phuket suicide

Jack Burton

Published

on

Korean man in Phuket suicide | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Phuket Andaman News

In an apparent suicide, the body of a South Korean man was found in a pickup truck in the city district of the southern resort province of Phuket yesterday, his head covered in a plastic bag. Police found the white pickup, with Phuket licence plates, in the car park of the Golden Triangle Been Co. in tambon Vichit after being alerted at around 11:40am. The body of the 40 year old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives and the South Korean embassy, was found in the driver’s seat. He was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending