Koh Samui, Surat Thani —
A Danish man was shocked after finding out that his three houses he owns with his Thai wife on Koh Samui were burgled, with property worth more than three million baht in total missing.
The victim, Mr. Andersen Bren Michael, 43, and his unnamed Thai wife revealed their plight to local media that their three houses located in the Maenam subdistrict of Koh Samui district, Surat Thani province, were completely emptied and destroyed by burglars while they were traveling aboard five months ago.
The three wooden houses had two stories and sat relatively far from the populous areas on Koh Samui, Michael told local media. several of his possessions were stolen, such as one mountain bike worth 50,000 baht, four air conditioners worth 80,000 baht, four leather sofas worth 120,000 baht, one television worth 30,000 baht, and much more.
Additionally, the houses were destroyed, with punctured ceilings and walls, and trash everywhere. The total damages exceeded three million baht, according to Michael.
Two male burglars on a motorbike were seen coming back and forth from the houses and taking many possessions away, said the victim’s relative and witness Ms. Montha Sukkong. The houses were usually taken care of by a maid, but she left five months ago.
Ms. Montha was suspicious of the two men, so she came to look at the houses and was shocked to find that her relatives’ houses were annihilated. She suspected that the burglars came from a nearby community.
Michael told local media that he had been living in Thailand for 15 years and never experienced something like this, adding he no longer felt safe. The Danish man then filed a complaint at the Samui police station.
According to the recent report, one suspect only identified as Mr. Worakorn, 42, was arrested by police along with Michael’s missing possessions. The remaining suspects are being hunted by police.