Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket police hunt for fake passport ‘Swede’ in rental motorbike theft

PHUKET: Police are searching for a foreign man in Phuket who is suspected of presenting a fake Swedish passport in order to rent – and not return – rental motorbikes.

tourism, crime, transport, police,


The Phuket News

Tuesday 27 June 2017, 12:09PM


Worachet Onkon, 31, owner CK Phuket Bigbike Rental shop in Rawai, raised the alarm last week when he reported to the Chalong Police that one of his rental motorbikes had not been returned.

“This foreigner came to my shop at 3:05pm on May 31 and rented a black PCX motorbike, license plate 4043,” Mr Worachaet told The Phuket News.

“He was to return the motorbike on June 4, but he has not come back,” he added.

The man presented a Swedish passport identifying him Bengt Hakoh Andreasson, 63, from Stockholm.

“My staff did not realise that this man might do this. He gave his passport to us to make a copy in order to rent a motorbike, like we usually do,” Mr Worachet said.

“Later, I heard from other shops that this man used this passport to steal their rental motorbikes too,” he alleged.

Capt Somkiet Sarasit, an inspector at Chalong Police Station, told The Phuket News yesterday (June 26), “After I received the report from Mr Worachet, I checked with Phuket Immigration Officers, but they were unable to confirm that this man using this passport had even entered the country.

“It is not easy to follow up on a foreigner who is using fake passport. By questioning victim (Mr Worachet), Mr Andreasson has committed similar crimes many times in Phuket,” he added.

Capt Somkiet noted that the foreigner might be working in collusion with other people in carrying out the rental motorbike thefts.

“It is possible that he did this with other people as a team in Phuket, because Mr Worachet told me that someone dropped him off at rental shop,” he said.

“We are working on this case now. I will try my best to catch him.” he added.

“We have given photos of the black PCX motorbike and copies of the passport to other police stations to help search for him.

“If anyone has seen this man or the motorbike, please call me at 092-4602066,” Capt Somkiet said.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

skip | 28 June 2017 - 13:34:25

What goes round, comes around. If you keep ripping off the  tourists with exorbitant costs for minor damages, you have to expect the same will happen to you. Its a "broken" industry riddled with corruption by both the rental company and the p*l*ce. Frankly, they had it coming. Dishonesty is a disgraceful trait of certain greedy and corrupt persons in phuket and they are damaging tourism and the reputation of thailand. Funnily they get media coverage when they are ripped off but the tourists get NO MEDIA coverage.

The Phuket News

Mj | 27 June 2017 - 16:31:15

A Swedish passport is only valid for 5 years. This one 10 years ! ! !

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket drunk rescued after falling in ditch while taking a pee

Probably back driving buses over Patong Hill!...(Read More)


Phuket under pressure as tourism growth exposes flaws in hotel sector

Rorri_2 ... none of your business. When you figure out what neo colonialist means and that can be located within context, get back to me....(Read More)


German Papke reveals details of Phuket murder

Bigaresort...it's because it is murder ie when you kill someone unlawfully and with premeditation. It's more of a definition that is easily un...(Read More)


Phuket power chiefs told to speed up cable tangle clean-up

There is only one real and fast solution,cut them all and make new ones for those who complain! SIMPLE!!There will be only a few! Horst...(Read More)


German Papke reveals details of Phuket murder

Why is the polis always say murder when it comes to foreigner's?Just Killing would be enough!Could be manslaughter,Let the judge decide ! Horst...(Read More)


Phuket’s dangerous driving habits sees underpass traffic-flow barrier installed

No wonder As long there egoistic reckless traffic rules ignoring motorists on the road There will be chaos and traffic jams. ...(Read More)


German Papke reveals details of Phuket murder

Can't imagine how somebody could live a normal live day to day knowing what you'd done weeks, months, years before...(Read More)


Phuket under pressure as tourism growth exposes flaws in hotel sector

Jor12, you wouldn't, by chance, run hotels rooms. By the way, you continually use the term "neo colonialist" incorrectly. ...(Read More)


Phuket’s dangerous driving habits sees underpass traffic-flow barrier installed

Because getting the police out to fine dangerous drivers is too difficult...(Read More)


Aussie lifeguards ramp up Phuket lifesaving skills, awareness

Well done that guy, they should put him in charge of many posts, he realises that getting help from other countries is the way forward!...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.