THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Two Pakistani men arrested for gold bracelet theft

SURAT THANI: Two Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Bangkok and charged with the theft of a bracelet worth B102,000 from a gold shop in Surat Thani on Wednesday (June 20).

crimepolice
By Bangkok Post

Friday 22 June 2018, 11:08AM


A police officer questions staff at the Mae Malee 7 gold shop as he watches recorded footage from the shop security camera after the theft on Wednesday (June 20). Photo: Supapong Chaolan

A police officer questions staff at the Mae Malee 7 gold shop as he watches recorded footage from the shop security camera after the theft on Wednesday (June 20). Photo: Supapong Chaolan

Muhammao Bashis, 41, and Allah Bakhsh, 29, were apprehended by Chana Songkram Police, Maj Gen Apichart Boonsriroj, police chief of Surat Thani, said yesterday afternoon (June 21). They had the gold bracelet in their possession.

The two suspects had rented a car and fled to Bangkok to avoid arrest, he said.

They were also suspects in the theft of a diamond-studded Rado watch worth B61,200 from Srithong shop in Hat Yai of Songkhla on June 19.

They were being returned to Surat Thani for legal processing.

The theft occurred at Mae Malee 7 gold shop on Na Muang road in Muang municipality area.

Uthumporn Sinmai, 35, saleswoman at the shop, told police that two foreign men of swarthy appearance entered her shop shortly before noon on Wednesday.

One man was wearing a white T-shirt bearing the words “HAT YAI Thailand”, and the other man an orange singlet with the words “I love PHUKET”. They showed an interest in buying a gold ring.

Muhammao was wearing the Hat Yai T-shirt and Allah the singlet declaring his love for Phuket, acording to Maj Gen Apichart.

While discussing the price the man in the white T-shirt asked to also see a five-baht weight gold bracelet, worth B102,000. The man in the orange singlet started talking with her while his friend took B2,800 from his wallet to pay for the ring, Ms Uthumporn said.

After they had left the shop, she discovered the gold bracelet was missing. A security camera recording from inside the shop showed the man in the white T-shirt covering the bracelet with his wallet.

Lt Col Niphon Chatree, deputy superintendent for crime suppression at Muang Police Station, said the two foreigners had checked out from a hotel in Muang district at 10am on Wednesday, before the theft.

They earlier went to another gold shop, but left empty-handed, before going to the Mae Malee 7 gold shop.

Police were expanding their investigation in the belief the two men may have been involved in other, similar cases.

Read original story here.

 

 

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.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
B1bn earmarked to improve road safety around schools

The picture says it all. 3 kids on a bike with no helmets and presumably no license (they don't ...(Read More)


Taxi driver charged after collision with motorbike leaves man, 74, dead

Way to set an example and actually improve road safety RTP... not. Spurious charges like this only s...(Read More)


Dogs rounded up at Ao Nang as PM visits Finnish boy dog-attack victim in hospital

Whatever the condition of more than 20 dogs is, they should never be allowed to be again at the beac...(Read More)


B1bn earmarked to improve road safety around schools

See the photo: 3 thai girls on 1 motorbike, no helmets, probably without driving license. And talki...(Read More)


Doubts on pot use linger over amended drug law

Well, a lot of tumbling new rules/laws/bla bla's. contradicting in everything, so, nothing will...(Read More)


Taxi driver charged after collision with motorbike leaves man, 74, dead

Correct application of the law. If you're too lazy to look at the road and what you or others i...(Read More)


Phuket health officials, police unite to enforce Makha Bucha alcohol ban

Dek, you are always talking about how you don't want Thailand to be a Nanny state. Now you are p...(Read More)


Finnish boy, 5, attacked by stray dogs at Ao Nang, Krabi

When will the Thai government stop taking orders from other governments and foreign organizations su...(Read More)


German expat gets eight years jail for slaying Phuket girlfriend

8 Years? You call that justice? I think a bullet in the back of the head would have been a more a...(Read More)


Finnish boy, 5, attacked by stray dogs at Ao Nang, Krabi

Dek, your comment makes no sense. Snakes not attack people when they are not provocated and feel the...(Read More)