Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Arrested in 90 minutes: Kata snatch thief caught in Patong

Arrested in 90 minutes: Kata snatch thief caught in Patong

PHUKET: Police had a bag-snatch thief in custody in just 90 minutes after he grabbed a bag from a Chinese tourist on the coastal road south of Kata yesterday afternoon (Oct 14).

crimetransportChinesepolicepatong
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 05:41PM


Daharee Mahama, 30, from Narathiwat,  also confessed to committing another bag snatch near Makro on Patak Rd in Kata on Sept 28, said Lt Col Pachai Mutayan of the Karon Police. Photo: Karon Police

Daharee Mahama, 30, from Narathiwat, also confessed to committing another bag snatch near Makro on Patak Rd in Kata on Sept 28, said Lt Col Pachai Mutayan of the Karon Police. Photo: Karon Police

Lt Col Pachai Mutayan of the Karon Police explained to the press at Karon Police Station today that the suspect arrested was Daharee Mahama, 30, from Narathiwat.

Col Pachai explained that his officers were alerted to the bag snatch at 3:42pm yesterday.

Officers arrived at the scene, near a resort on Patak Rd, which continues from Kata to the Saiyuan area in Rawai, to find Chinese tourist Liu Chang, 24, in a state of distress.

Ms Liu told police that a thief had grabbed her bag, which contained cash B1,300 and a credit card, and sped off on a motorbike, Col Pachai explained.

The thief was wearing a black full-face helmet, pink T-shirt, black shorts, and was riding a pink-blue Honda Scoopy-i scooter.

He was last seen riding northwards.

Police in the area were alerted to the theft and soon identified a Phuket-registered motorbike similar to the one described by the victim heading northbound, Col Pachai said.

Officers tracked the motorbike and its rider to an apartment building near Baan Sainamyen School in Patong, he said.

Police moved in and took Daharee into custody at his rented room at 4:30pm.

Daharee confessed that the motorbike parked out front – and used in the theft – was his.

A search of his room found the items described as stolen by Ms Liu.

Daharee confessed to the theft, saying that he rode close to the Chinese woman and grabbed her bag before speeding off, Col Pachai said.

While riding back to his room in Patong, Daharee removed the cash and credit cards from the bag and then threw the bag away.

Daharee also confessed to committing another bag snatch near Makro on Patak Rd in Kata on Sept 28, Col Pachai added.

Daharee was charged with theft by snatching for both incidents, Col Pachai confirmed.

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Senior MPs visit Phuket to assess COVID fallout and hear resident’s requests

.."Many of the issues we heard today are able to be resolved at the provincial level".. ...(Read More)


Senior MPs visit Phuket to assess COVID fallout and hear resident’s requests

The request of PEBA? Forget it immediately! Quality tourism (remember?) is a different thing. The la...(Read More)


Phuket restaurant in hot water over charging tourists high prices

Kurt,of course such an idea has to come from you ! Cheap Charlie at it's best....(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Ghost of Phuket past rears its ugly head

You do not need an article that long to explain what Thailand and especially Phuket is. LOS=Land Of ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Ghost of Phuket past rears its ugly head

I 'm shocked ! Wondering if the PN will stop publishing paid advertisements from expensive busin...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration clarifies minimum income requirement for permit to stay for foreigners with multiple employers

Ingenious idea !! foreigners of Serie A, foreigners of Serie B and foreigners of Serie C, a real to...(Read More)


Crackdown to target foreign worker shop, sales staff, illegal ice cream vendors

Really fun to read that a thai General worries about foreign ice cream sellers, and pull matter into...(Read More)


Senior MPs visit Phuket to assess COVID fallout and hear resident’s requests

PEBA really nee to give up this ridiculous 4am opening thing. It's easy- go out earlier. No one ...(Read More)