Serial Thief Arrested in Patong who had Allegedly Stolen a Motorbike from a Police Officer

Phuket –

A serial thief was arrested in Patong after he continued stealing from many areas including a personal motorbike of a police officer.

The Chalong Police told the Phuket Express that they and the Region 8 Police arrested the serial thief, Mr. Adisak Saelim, 34, at a rental room in Patong. The suspect had stayed in the room for more than one month but the landlord did not know that he was a wanted criminal.

The suspect stole at least three times, according to Chalong police. Victims, in which one of them is a Chalong Police Officer, filed a report to the Chalong Police after his personal motorbike was stolen. The suspect also stole from a convenience store in Patong in which the store owner filed a report with CCTV footage clearly showing the suspect’s face.

The suspect reportedly admitted to the crimes and told police that he needs money for his living expenses and for online gambling. The suspect is facing charges of theft.

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.