Sen Sgt Maj Thanakorn Chupong of the Phuket City Police was called to the worksite, a commercial townhouse under renovation off the bypass road, at 4pm yesterday (Oct 8) by the 191 police hotline call centre, which reported they had received a call reporting a thief was still at the scene.
Sen Sgt Maj Thanakorn reported that when he arrived at the townhouse, electrical technician Paisan Suwankhiri, 27, apparently in a state of apprehension, told him that a thief was still on the fourth floor.
Sen Sgt Maj Thanakorn rushed to the fourth floor, but the thief had already fled.
However, left behind was a red backpack containing pliers, cable cutters and a pair of women’s underwear. A ladder at the scene was also noted as evidence.
Mr Paisarn explained that he and his colleagues found water on the floor along with cut cables on the second storey of the building, prompting them to check the building for anything stolen.
The check revealed that six air-conditioning units and cut cables were missing.
However, two more pairs of female underwear were found in the bathroom on the third floor.
Mr Paisarn suggested that female underwear was used at the scene by the thief for sexual purposes.
Sen Sgt Maj Thanakorn reported that the owner of the building had been notified of the theft and that police were were now searching for the suspects.