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Petty thieves hit the spotlight

PHUKET: A husband and wife have been charged with stealing a tip box from a resort in Karon while police are looking for a man wanted for breaking open a cash box at a laundromat in Baan Lipon, Thalang.

By The Phuket News

Wednesday 15 March 2023, 04:17PM

According to a report by the Phuket Info Center, operated under the Phuket office of the Ministry of Interior, the tip box was stolen from the the reception at the Kata Tranquil Villa Hotel on Soi Patak 12, Karon, at about 11pm last Friday (Mar 10).

Karon Police checked CCTV footage and were able to confirm that the tip box was stolen by a woman wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. The woman walked straight in, picked up the tip box and walked out.

After leaving the reception, the woman got on a Phuket-registered white-red Honda Click with its driver waiting for her, and the motorbike and couple were last seen heading towards Chalong.

Karon Police tracked down the couple through the motorbike licence plate, and had them in custody by Monday, said the report.

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The husband and wife, residents of the Muang Thong area in Wichit, showed the officers where they had discarded the empty tip box by the side of the road, and were both taken to back to Karon Police Station and charged with the theft.

Meanwhile, a B2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man caught on CCTV breaking open a cash box mounted on a wall at the Otteri laundromat in Baan Lipon, near the Mae Sompong market.

The incident occurred at about 2am Monday (Mar 13)

People with any relevant information are urged to call 062-2236588 or 086-2762580.

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JohnC | 16 March 2023 - 08:57:19

Not the cleverest thieves to set foot on Phuket. You've got to be desperate  to steal what you know already will only be a small amount of money, if you get away with it.


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