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Phuket Police hunt Chalong lobster thieves

PHUKET: Police are hunting for two suspects who stole six lobsters from a renowned seafood restaurant in Chalong before dawn today (Feb 3).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 3 February 2018, 05:49PM


It is still unclear why the suspects stole only six out of seven lobsters in the tank. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

It is still unclear why the suspects stole only six out of seven lobsters in the tank. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Today (Feb 3), Capt Somkiet Sarasin of Chalong Police was informed by personnel of a well know local seafood restaurant that six Painted Spiny Lobsters disappeared from a tank while the venue was closed.

According to the restaurant's chef, there were seven lobsters in the tank last night but only one was left this morning. The lock on the tank's cover was broken.

“We checked CCTV records and found that two men climbed over the wall and got into the venue at 4.11 am. One of the suspects was wearing a black cap and a dark shirt. Another one was wearing a jacket, a white cap and a mask. They broke the lock, fished out six lobsters, put them in a bag and escaped from the restaurant in the same manner they got in,” Capt Somkiet said.

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Police managed to obtain clear pictures of the suspects and some fingerprints. Now we are chasing them,” he added.

The stolen lobsters cost no less than B5,000 each, according to the restaurant.

 

 

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Kurt | 04 February 2018 - 12:27:36

Six lobsters a B5000 each, that is B30,000!
That is 3 months low income salary if already 'resaled'. 
Next time use cloves. :-)

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