burglary

  • Crime News

    Burglaries in Phatthalung cause losses worth millions

    A string of burglaries in Phatthalung has left local shop owners on edge, with thieves breaking into shops six times in two months and causing losses worth millions of baht. Despite police efforts, the culprits remain at large, prompting growing concern among residents. Amporn Khongliam, the 60 year old owner of Pakieng Agriculture Shop in Moo 5, Na Pakho Subdistrict,…

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    Two caught for luxury home burglaries in Songkhla to pay off debts

    Two professional thieves were apprehended after burglarising three luxury homes in a single night, stealing valuable amulets and a Rolex watch. The duo had previously been involved with others in an armed robbery and admitted to the recent burglaries as a means to pay off debts from bail money borrowed from a friend. The arrests were made by a team…

  • Thailand News

    Feline fury: Cat owner claws for justice after high-value heist

    A cat owner’s fury led to a heated confrontation at a police station following a burglary that resulted in the escape of several high-value cats. The incident, which took place yesterday, saw the arrest of a 44 year old man, Narin (surname withheld), in Nontha Buri for stealing property and inadvertently releasing the cats. The police operation, which unfolded at…

  • Thailand News

    Udon Thani youth gang nabbed for burglary spree and drug use

    A gang of young boys aged between eight and 15 years old have been apprehended by the local police in Udon Thani for a string of burglaries in the neighbourhood, as well as drug use. The group, led by a 15 year old Puek (pseudonym), was arrested on the evening of today, at 10.30pm, by the investigative unit of the…

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    Prominent company loses 9 million baht in security guard-led heist: Couple arrested in Nong Bua Lam Phu province

    Police have apprehended a security guard and his girlfriend in a rented room in the Nong Bua Lam Phu province, following a burglary in which over 9 million baht was stolen from a prominent company. The 41 year old male suspect, and his girlfriend, a 27 year old Cambodian national, were arrested on charges of “joint theft of an employer’s…

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    Colombian trio arrested in Thailand for multi-province burglary spree

    Three Colombians were arrested in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region province of Pathum Thani province on charges of burglary in Samut Prakan and surrounding regions. While taking them into custody, police seized a Toyota Vios car, a couple of Prachuap Khiri Khan licence plates, burglary tools, beanie hats, and a diverse range of banknotes, including 32,700 baht. The individuals were issued arrest…

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    Double trouble: Bali lounge Pattaya hit by second burglary in a month, deja vu for devastated owners

    The Bali Lounge Bar & Restaurant, nestled on Pattaya’s lively Third Road, was subjected to a second burglary in less than a month. The first theft saw the establishment losing a staggering over 1 million baht worth of assets. The second incident unfolded at 6pm on Wednesday, August 23. A 32 year old man, Worawut, happened to be on the…

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    Quiet burglary in bustling Bangkok: Thief snatches valuables as family sleeps

    In the heart of a quiet Bangkok residential area, a hushed invasion unfolded as a burglar stealthily moved through a household, stealing valuables with chilling precision while the homeowner, his partner and their one year old daughter slept soundly nearby. The homeowner, Anukul, a 30 year old factory engineer, woke on August 3 to find that his home, 13 Bang…

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    500k baht stolen from Singaporean family in Phuket villa

    A Singaporean family’s vacation in Phuket was spoiled after their villa was burgled of over 485,000 baht worth of valuables, including two Louis Vuitton crossbody bags. The family of eight were visiting the beach destination from January 22 to 29 and were robbed at the tail end of their holiday. They had moved into a private seven-bedroom villa they booked…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai Bonnie and Clyde arrested after hitting 32 petrol stations in Isaan

    More than 50 police officers joined forces to arrest a Thai Bonnie and Clyde who robbed 32 petrol stations after the scoundrels ran circles around officers in several provinces of the Isaan part of Thailand. One of the suspects worked as a PT Petrol station manager and used insider information to rob other branches under the same brand. They stole…

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    Thief leaves an apology note in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A thief stole over 12,000 baht from an electrical appliances store in Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand on Sunday morning and left behind a note apologising for his crime. CCTV footage captures a masked assailant, a man estimated to be around 30 years old, breaking into an electrical appliance store next to Wat Tha Mai-i Temple in Chiang Mai’s…

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    Police arrest 7 men for robbery of Chinese man’s house in Pattaya

    Police arrested seven Thai men over the robbery of a Chinese man and his Thai wife’s house in Pattaya earlier this month. The suspects said they were hired by three Thai men who believed the Chinese man was keeping 200 to 400 million baht inside the house. The robbery occurred on the night of December 11 at the couple’s house…

  • Pattaya News

    Clumsy burglar injures himself after trying to steal in Chon Buri

    In what some might call a major incident of karma, a clumsy burglar injured himself while trying to steal from a room in Chon Buri‘s main city district. A witness and neighbour of the victim, Thongchai, said he saw the burglar riding his motorcycle back and forth around the area. Thongchai then called the property owner and went to check the rooms…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya burglar snatches over 50,000 baht from Chinese expat

    A burglar managed to snatch more than 50,000 baht from a Chinese woman in East Pattaya on Sunday. The crook smashed the victim’s window and rummaged through the closet of 40 year old Ming Liang Xu. The burglar stole 50,000 baht from the pocket of a pair of her trousers and another 1,000 baht left on a nightstand. The thief…

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    Police arrest woman jobless from Covid-19 for burglary

    Police apprehended a woman in Nakhon Phanom who confessed to breaking into 8 homes in the area after the Covid-19 pandemic left her unemployed and broke. The 26 year old woman from Sri Songkhram district was caught with nearly 100 things she had stolen from the houses in the Muang municipal area where she lived in a rental house. Residents…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Samui and Phuket request 1 million vaccines, Covid update | March 23

      401 new Covid-19 cases and 1 new death have been reported today. Most of the cases were at an immigration detention centre in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district. Thailand currently has 1,419 active Covid-19 infections. A total of 92 deaths have now been recorded as a result of the coronavirus. A 75 year old Thai man in Bangkok died after…

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    Police catch inmate who escaped prison dressed as a guard

    Escape plans didn’t end well for the inmate who walked out of Phetchabun Provincial Prison disguised as a guard. Police were able to track him down and found him later that day hiding in an abandoned house in the province’s Muang district. 35 year old Wutthichai Detchasithanwat is incarcerated on charges for 6 burglary cases. Wutthichai told police he decided…

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    Monk’s room ransacked, 10 million baht worth of gems taken

    A Central Thailand monk’s room was ransacked yesterday. Abbot of Wat Prathum Bucha in Prachin Buri came back to his room after performing religious duties and found his door forced open, bed searched and safes opened. Thousands of baht in cash and millions of baht worth of gems were taken. The thieves took off with more than 10 million baht…