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Phuket teens arrested for stealing temple donations

Phuket teens arrested for stealing temple donations

PHUKET: Police have tracked down and arrested two local youngsters after they stole a donation box from Wat Ladthi Wanaram (Wat Tai) in Chalong yesterday (Oct 8).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 9 October 2022, 01:45PM


According to a police report, Chalong Police Deputy Chief Lt Col Kanaen Somrak was notified of the theft from the temple, on Chao Fa East Rd, at 2:50pm yesterday (Oct 8).

Through CCTV footage from the area, police identified the culprits leaving the scene on a red Honda Wave motorcycle with Nakhon Si Thammarat license plates.

The two young men were sitting on the motorcycle with the donation cloth placed between. The box, covered with white cloth, was clearly visible on the footage.

The suspects were tracked to Soi Yodsanae, where officers placed them under arrest at 3:40pm.

The suspects were named in the report as Mr Tong (17 years old) and Mr Folk (16 years old). Real names of the duo were withheld due to their age. Both confessed to the theft, police said.

Mr Tong and Mr Folk were taken to Chalong Police Station for legal processing, the report added.

Officers also contacted their parents and invited them to the station as both suspects are considered juveniles by law.

The stolen donation box contained B560 in cash, police added.

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Kurt | 10 October 2022 - 11:22:59

Invited the parents? They should have been ordered! And get  a heafty fine for their sons stealing. Extra fine if the kids not have a driving license, for letting them using motorbike of mama or papa. A few month youth detention also will do.

JohnC | 10 October 2022 - 09:08:44

Invited their parents to attend?? Come on down and join the fun while we "get" a confession from your wayward children that you don't take care of. By the way, was that your motorbike the children were using?

Nasa12 | 09 October 2022 - 15:16:10

It’s not good to stole, but this Wat, have stolen and scammed tourists for years in fake Buddha amulets. Many of my Thai friends us this Wat before, but after they see and understand all this scamming, they quit too wising this wat. 

Prab | 09 October 2022 - 15:13:03

desperation at his best...

 

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