Thief Steals Motorbike and Belongings Worth Over a Million Baht from a New Zealander in Patong, Suspect Arrested

Patong –

Patong police arrested a suspect who stole a motorbike and his belongings worth over a million baht from a male New Zealander.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on December 8th, Mr. Ian Kirk, 62, a New Zealand national, filed a report to police. He told the police that he had parked his motorbike on the Phra Baramee Road at 2:00 P.M. on the same day. At 3:00 P.M. his motorbike had disappeared.

Under the motorbike seat Mr. Kirk said he had a Samsung mobile phone costing 1,200 US dollars, three rings costing 15,000 US dollars, an expensive watch costing 1,500 US dollars, his motorbike driving license, and 6,000 baht in cash.

On Thursday (December 14th) the Patong Police arrested the prime suspect Mr. Usoap Khunsurin, 27, from Ranong, at a public park in Wichit. Seized from him was the stolen motorbike, three rings, and the watch. The suspect is facing charges of theft.

Mr. Kirk was elated at the arrest of the suspect and thanked Patong Police for their hard and swift work, as seen in the photos.

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.