Thai man arrested in Phang-nga province for reportedly stealing gold necklace in Mueang Phuket last Wednesday

Mueng Phuket –

An alleged thief, originally from Phang-nga province, was caught on Saturday, July 23rd, after being wanted for reportedly stealing a gold necklace last Wednesday.

The 40-year-old alleged thief, only revealed to the press as Kaew, reportedly stole a 1-baht gold necklace from a 25-year-old victim in front of the market near Bangkok Hospital Phuket, in Talat Yai Subdistrict on July 20th.

The female victim then reported to the police before they began the investigation which eventually led to the arrest on Sunday. Kaew was found in the Khok Kloi area of Phang Nga province. He then was taken to Phuket Police Station for legal prosecution.

Initially, Kaew allegedly admitted that he did steal the necklace but he did not have it because he claimed he lost it on the way during the escape with his motorcycle. However, he also reportedly admitted to having committed another theft later at the Tha Krang intersection before selling that necklace for money to spend on food and drugs.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.