robbery

  • Crime News

    Tourist mugged near Big Buddha Viewpoint in Phuket

    A tourist was mugged near the Big Buddha Viewpoint in Phuket, prompting Karon Police to launch a manhunt for the assailant. The incident took place yesterday, July 16, at approximately 6.22pm near the Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe, according to police reports. A Thai man, identified only as Wirat, witnessed the mugging while driving towards Chalong. He immediately alerted the police by…

  • Thailand News

    British cryptocurrency trader assaulted and robbed in Bangkok

    Five foreign nationals have been arrested for allegedly robbing and assaulting a British cryptocurrency trader in Bangkok, tying him up and inflicting serious injuries. The suspects deny the charges and have requested to give their testimony in court. Police Colonel Wachirakorn Wongboon from Khlong Tan Police Station yesterday, July 14, led a team to apprehend five suspects involved in the…

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    Monk gets ‘phoned’ in: Thief masquerades as benefactor in Buriram

    Earlier today a monk reported a theft incident where a man posing as a benefactor stole his mobile phone at a temple in Buriram. A man aged between 50 and 60 years old approached Wat Ban Takong in Buriram province, claiming he wanted to sponsor a meal for the monks. A resident monk at the temple, 60 year old Suthep…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya residents fear serial burglar as police fail to act

    Residents in Pattaya are voicing their frustration and fear over a serial burglar targeting their rental rooms. Yesterday, July 10, reporters received complaints from these residents, who claim that a burglar has consistently broken into their rooms, stealing various belongings. CCTV footage provided by the residents clearly captures the suspect in action. The rental room resident, 43 year old Hathairat…

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    Man confesses to murder, car theft and gold robbery in Chiang Mai

    A suspect has confessed to the murder of a rider and a subsequent gold robbery in Chiang Mai, driven by a desire to help his family pay off a 10 million baht debt from a pyramid scheme. The suspect, an ex-student of a prestigious university, meticulously planned the crime for over a year. Police arrested 27 year old Niphitphon Sombunsukying…

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    Pattaya bus office robbed of cash, phones, and documents

    Police are searching for thieves who stole cash, mobile phones, and important documents from an office of the Pattaya Bus Cooperative last night, July 8. Pattaya Bus Cooperative President Raewat Chiangchin filed a complaint with Bang Lamung Police Station reporting that an unknown number of thieves entered the three-storey office at night. The thieves are suspected to have entered the…

  • Thailand News

    Thief steals 2.5 million baht worth of gold in Chiang Mai mall heist

    A gold heist at a prominent Chiang Mai shopping mall saw a thief steal approximately 60 baht of gold, worth roughly 2.5 million baht before fleeing in a white Toyota sedan. The suspect remains at large and police checkpoints were established city-wide as the suspect was last seen driving towards the Super Highway. At 11.30am today, July 8, the Chiang…

  • Thailand News

    Pair of soda swindlers arrested for home robbery and drug use

    Investigators from Sutthisan Police Station yesterday apprehended two men accused of a home robbery to steal soft drinks and lemons, which they then sold at low prices, claiming they were clearance items. The superintendent of Sutthisan Police Station, Police Colonel Porntep Chaloemkiat, directed an investigative team for the arrest of 27 year old Pawarut, and Thotsapon, also 27 years old.…

  • Thailand News

    Chanthaburi man arrested for granny robbing spree to buy drugs

    A Thai man today was arrested in Chanthaburi for heartlessly robbing an elderly curry shop owner, stripping her golden bracelet to fund his drug abuse habits. CCTV footage captured the incident clearly, leading to the suspect’s capture, who had a prior history of deceiving and robbing elderly shop owners. The Deputy Commander of Chanthaburi Provincial Police, Arkhaphong Suntornwipat, reported the…

  • Thailand News

    Woman robbed of newly purchased 548,000 baht Toyota Fortuner

    A bold heist occurred yesterday as a woman was robbed at gunpoint for her newly purchased Toyota Fortuner, moments after she transferred 548,000 baht for the vehicle. The victim, 41 year old Cass recounted the ordeal to an investigating officer, explaining that she and an acquaintance, 25 year old Bow, were introduced to a woman known as Jae Aeh, who…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly woman forgives robbers after 200,000 baht theft in Buriram

    An elderly woman, who fell victim to a theft by two seemingly Good Samaritans who stole cash and gold worth nearly 200,000 baht, has remarkably forgiven the suspects. After accepting their offer of a ride, she was robbed of all her belongings, threatened at gunpoint, and left stranded by a pond. The Thai police apprehended one of the suspects, 39…

  • Thailand News

    Police arrest woman for robbing elderly of 200,000 baht in Buriram

    The Thai police arrested a woman today for allegedly deceiving and robbing an elderly woman in Buriram. The suspect, Somporn, or Aui Banna, is believed to be part of a gang, part of a wider operation that has been targeting vulnerable individuals across various regions. The police, led by Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang began an investigation after receiving multiple complaints.…

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    Teen gang nabbed after robbing Cambodians and boasting online

    A teenage gang who robbed Cambodian youths of their clothing and belt buckles while flaunting their actions on Facebook was apprehended by the police. The incident took place at around 9.30pm yesterday, according to the investigative team at Bang Phli Police Station. The investigation led officers to a house in Bang Pla, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan Province. Authorities had…

  • Thailand News

    Woman stabbed in Rangsit mall parking lot in robbery gone wrong

    A brazen robbery attempt at a popular shopping mall in the Rangsit area of Pathum Thani province ended in a violent altercation when a woman in a Mercedes-Benz was ambushed and attacked with a knife. The incident occurred at 6pm yesterday in the mall’s parking lot, where the 36 year old car owner Chatrarat, sustained injuries to her left cheek…

  • Crime News

    Over 40 million baht in valuables stolen from Thai businesswoman

    The theft of over 40 million baht worth of cash, diamonds, and gold from a prominent businesswoman’s home in Phetchaburi has sent shockwaves through the community, with close associates being eyed as potential suspects. On the evening of yesterday, May 4, local police were alerted to the robbery at a two-story concrete residence in the Mueang Phetchaburi district. Virunpat Vichittapanyarak,…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly Bangkok vendor robbed at knifepoint for gold and cash

    A 72 year old woman was threatened and robbed at knifepoint at her street vendor stall by a male and a female assailant. The incident occurred at approximately 5.31am today in the Bang Khae district of Bangkok, leaving the septuagenarian victim, Srirat (last name withheld), without two gold necklaces weighing a combined five baht and an unspecified amount of cash.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police arrest duo after violent mugging in Bangkok Noi

    Bangkok police apprehended two young men following a violent assault and robbery in Bangkok Noi district. The suspects, identified as 23 year old Pongpattan from Kalasin, and 29 year old Somjai from Bangkok allegedly demanded money from a pedestrian and subsequently attacked and robbed the individual when the request was denied. The incident occurred yesterday when the victim was walking…

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    Light’s out: Motorcyclist targeted in bold daylight heist

    A brazen daylight heist unfolded at a traffic light when a black sedan pulled up, and its occupant, armed with a gun, struck a motorcyclist in the face and held him at gunpoint before fleeing with his motorcycle. The incident, part of a string of similar crimes, left 33 year old Tirakun without his new Yamaha XMAX, valued at 130,000 baht,…

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    Israeli involved in Phuket heist apprehended

    An Israeli suspect was arrested by Patong Police in connection with a currency exchange heist in Phuket. The 26 year old suspect, whose identity remains undisclosed, was nabbed in a police operation orchestrated by Patong Police Chief Police Colonel Chalermchai Hernsawad. The incident unfolded on December 31 last year in the Patong area when the suspect targeted a woman at…

  • Pattaya News

    Thai national arrested for Pattaya street gold robbery

    Pattaya police last night apprehended a 19 year old Thai national, Wutthikrai Poonsang, following a robbery incident that occurred on Pattaya Walking Street on January 10. Wutthikrai is accused of snatching a gold necklace from a Thai woman named Amarin Kokaew. On the previous day, Wutthikrai allegedly stole a 1 baht weight gold necklace, valued at 32,000 baht, from Amarin.…

  • Thailand News

    Solo female robber strikes gold shop in Sadao, making off with 800000 baht

    A 20 year old local woman executed a bold solo robbery, absconding with gold valued at over 800,000 baht from a Lotus Gold Shop in Sadao, Songkhla province. The incident transpired at 5.30pm yesterday. The store’s CCTV footage showed the woman, identified as Precha, committing the crime single-handedly while brandishing a knife, before making her escape on a Honda GPX…

  • Phuket News

    Woman assaulted in attempted robbery at Patong currency exchange

    A shocking incident unfolded in the early hours of today when a woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery at a currency exchange on Phra Barami Road, Patong. The Patong police are now on a manhunt for the assailant. The incident occurred near Dolphin Circle at the west end of Phra Barami Road. Police were alerted to the situation around…

  • Thailand News

    Swift Bangkok robbery arrest: Two suspects apprehended after four incidents in a day

    A quick response by Khlong Tan and Phra Khanong police led to the swift arrest of two armed robbers, 20 year old Sakarin and 21 year old Prinya. Sakarin was apprehended at his residence in the Regent Condominium, while Prinya was caught in his rented room in Soi Phatthanakan 20. They were accused of carrying out four armed robberies in…

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    Thai man robs store for 900 baht to buy rice for sick family

    A Thai man was arrested for robbing a convenience store using a fake gun, tearfully confessing he had no money to buy rice for his sick mother-in-law and wife. The 24 year old, Thanawut Thiapthanom, admitted to the crime, stating he also used drugs to help him work longer hours and earn more money. He was tracked and seized by…

  • Phuket News

    Burglary busters: Thalang police nab duo, bringing relief to southern Thailand’s crime-weary community

    In a series of successful home burglary crackdowns, Thalang police apprehended two suspects in Thepkrasattri, in southern Thailand. This recent breakthrough in the investigation came as a relief to the local community, which had been plagued by a spate of break-ins and robberies. The two men, 41 year old Anon “Nont” Somphet, a resident of Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, and 44…

  • Bangkok News

    Shocking telephone junction box theft attempt turns deadly for Thai men

    Two Thai men who attempted to steal a telephone junction box this morning met a tragic end due to a fatal electric shock. Their lifeless bodies were discovered at 6am today beside their Isuzu pickup truck in Soi Suksawat 62, Bang Mot, Thung Khru, Bangkok. The individuals have been identified as 44 year old Somchok and 63 year old Kamphon.…

  • Crime News

    Masked mayhem: Philadelphia stores hit by teenage looters in daring heists

    Over 100 hooded, masked teenagers stormed various stores across Philadelphia, USA, looting valuable merchandise and filming their exploits without any apparent fear of repercussions. The police have sealed off streets in pursuit of the teenage gang. As per international website reports, the incident may be a response to a recent verdict acquitting a police officer of murder charges. The Philadelphia…

  • Phuket News

    Villa robbery in Phuket raises safety concerns for foreign family

    A foreign family, currently residing in Phuket, experienced a shocking robbery of their villa in Chalong, raising serious safety concerns. The audacious theft occurred while the family of four, including two children, were present in the house, and the thief managed to escape with stolen goods worth over 50,000 baht. The family, of Russian origin, reported the invasive villa robbery…

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    Bangkok crime spree: Transgender gang member arrested for drugging and robbing victims

    A 22 year old transgender member of a notorious Bangkok crime spree gang, known as the Khlong Nazepam or Ping Ping, has been arrested in Bangkok. She was accused of drugging and robbing unsuspecting victims across the city. The operation was led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Theeradet Thamsuthee and his PCT 5 unit at 11.30am today. The transgender woman,…

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    Jewellery store robbery: 65,000 baht worth of gold necklaces stolen in five minute heist

    A jewellery store robbery occurred yesterday at approximately 5.20pm in Ratchaburi province. The Niyomsin Shop, situated on Pracha Niyom Road within the Ban Pong municipality, reported a loss of two gold necklaces, each weighing 1 baht, amounting to a total loss of 65,000 baht. The store is a long-established business of 50 years, owned by Wirat Charupunphon and his wife.…