Patong Motorbike Thief Arrested with Help from Social Media

Patong –

A motorbike thief in Patong has been arrested in Rawai with some help from social media.

Patong Police told the Phuket Express that they have arrested a man identified only as Mr. Chanchai, 30, from Songkhla. He was arrested in Rawai with a stolen motorbike. He is facing charges of theft.

The arrest came after the motorbike owner, whose name was withheld, filed a report to the Patong police. They checked CCTV footage nearby which clearly showed the suspect’s face. The motorbike owner posted the CCTV footage in the Newshawk Phuket local Facebook group.

Locals in Rawai recognized the suspect’s face and the stolen motorbike from the social media group . They reported his identity to the Chalong Police before they arrested the suspect.


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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.