Phuket’s biggest stories from the last week: Convenience store robbed, boat thieves arrested, and more

Hello, Phuket Express Readers and Supporters!

The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket, from the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week.

These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in the Phuket province.

They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Monday, September 12th, 2022, to Sunday, September 18th, 2022.

Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were!

  1. Police are hunting for a suspect who robbed a convenience store in Wichit twice in three hours. Police tracked down the suspect and they found that the suspect’s house is 400 meters from the convenience store.

A suspect who robbed a convenience twice in Wichit in three hours was arrested within 16 hours.

The suspect was identified by police only as Mr. Nikhom, 31. He was arrested at his relatives’s house. He is facing charges of theft by night.

2. A suspect has been arrested after he stole mobile phones left in motorbikes at least five times in Wichit.

The suspect admitted to police that he stole mobile phones that were placed in storage compartments in front of various motorbikes when the owner went to buy food or run a quick errand.

3. Officials are hunting for a graffiti artist who sprayed colors on large rocks at Racha Yai Island.

The graffiti was about 320 centimeters long and 185 centimeters wide. Officials cleaned up the graffiti on the rock.

4. A foreign motorbike rider was caught on camera while he was doing wheelies on a main road in Phuket.

A group of foreign motorbike riders were driving on the Thep Kasattri road in the Rassada sub-district, Mueang Phuket district. One of them was caught on camera while he was doing wheelies.

5. The Phuket Marine Police have arrested an armed couple who allegedly were stealing from boats at a pier in Phuket.

The suspects were taken to the Phuket City Police Station. They were facing charges of pier invasion at night, boat theft, illegal possession of firearms, and carrying a gun in public without permission.

That is all for this week, as always thanks for your support!


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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.