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Husband and wife serial thieves arrested

PHUKET: A husband and wife have been arrested for stealing a wide range of items, including a paraglider motor, and selling them to second shops for just thousands of baht.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 10 January 2023, 07:01PM

The couple’s antics were brought to the attention of Wichit Police at about 3:18pm on Friday (Jan 6), when a local expat* reported that a towing rig and a Carry Boy cover were missing, presumed stolen, Wichit Police reported today (Jan 10).

Officers examined CCTV footage available and saw a man and woman steal the equipment and depart the scene on a motorbike and sidecar (saleng).

By questioning owners of secondhand shops in the area and nearby, officers were able to identify the couple ‒ Mr Banjerd and Ms Toon Mathurasorn ‒ and place them under arrest at 1:30pm yesterday (Jan 9), police reported.

Owners of the secondhand goods shops that police spoke with said they were familiar with the couple. They had continually returned to sell items worth hundreds of thousands of baht, but were willing to accept only thousands of baht in return.

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Among the objects brought to one shop was a paraglider motor, officers noted, with the shop owner saying he refused to buy it because he did not trade in such items.

Mr and Ms Mathurasorn were taken to Wichit Police Station and charged for their latest theft.

No details of their other alleged thefts were reported.

* Not a Russian national, as reported by police

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christysweet | 11 January 2023 - 20:54:44

One notes the lack of info re citizenship. It is pertinent 'cause I'm wondering which nat'l causes the most problems and that is ?? #BeyondWoke 

JohnC | 11 January 2023 - 08:54:45

Very dodgy second hand shops. Must have been blatantly obvious that items they were selling were stolen but typical Thai attitude, not my problem where they came from as long as I can profit from it. None of them thought to (or cared enough to) contact authorities about suspicious items.

Fascinated | 10 January 2023 - 23:11:44

Thieve steal and the owner of the second hand shop just as culpable by paying way under the odds for goods they would have known were hot- classic. Just a mis-understanding of course.


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