Suspect Arrested after Allegedly Stealing Foreigner’s Car in Phuket

Phuket –

A suspect was arrested after he allegedly stole a car from a foreigner in Phuket.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reports this week that they have arrested a Thai male suspect (Name and age was not given) from Udon Thani, Northeast Thailand, at a gas station in Patiew, Chomphon, upper Southern Thailand.

The arrest came after the suspect allegedly stole an SUV from an unidentified foreigner at a housing estate in Koh Kaew, Mueang Phuket. He was evidently going to sell the stolen SUV in a neighbouring country.

Police also found that the suspect was allegedly involved in many previous cases such as theft and illegal drugs.

The foreigner was reportedly elated to have their car back.


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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.