50-year-old man arrested after breaking into multiple apartments in Phuket, pleads guilty to charges

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  A 50-year-old man has been arrested this week after he broke into multiple rooms and apartments in Phuket Town before stealing many items.

The Phuket City Police has received multiple reports from three victims that the suspect broke into their rooms in apartments around Phuket Town this month and last month. A variety of expensive belongings were reportedly stolen.

Police tracked down the prime suspect from CCTV footage and identified him as Mr. Boonrit Saetaew, 50, from Phang Nga. An arrest warrant was issued for Boonrit with the accusations of theft at night.

Boonrit was arrested in Chalong earlier this week and has admitted all the charges, planning to plead guilty which reduces a potential fine and prison sentence. However, Phuket City police did not reveal specifics about the stolen items or potential value.


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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.