Thief arrested after stealing cash from ‘modified restaurant’ in Phuket Town, allegedly stole more than 30 times around the island in two months

Phuket –

  A thief has been arrested early this morning (May 26th) after stealing cash from a ‘modified restaurant’ in Phuket Town. The thief has allegedly stolen more than 30 times within two months around the island.

The Phuket City Police Chief Colonel Sarawut Chooprasit told The Phuket Express, “We have arrested Mr. Naruebet ‘Choo’ Ketkaew, 28. He broke into a modified restaurant called “200 Years” on Rattana Kosin Road in Talad Nuea sub-district yesterday (May 25th) before noon at 11:45 A.M..”

“We have tracked down the suspect from his motorbike registration and CCTV footage. We finally arrested him while he was in Soi Anuphas Phuket Kan 12 in the Talad Yai sub-district in Phuket Town.”

“Mr. Naruebet has admitted that he stole the cash from the venue to us. He is facing charges of theft and remains in custody.” Colonel Sarawut Chooprasit stated.

“We later found that the suspect has stolen more than 30 times in two months around the island. He said he needs money for playing online video games and for his living. He used to be a gas delivery man as so he knows the area and businesses well.” Colonel Sarawut Chooprasit concluded.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.