Myanmar Cleaner Arrested for Stealing 140,000 Baht from Cyprus and Swedish Tourists at Patong Hotel

Patong –

A Myanmar cleaner was arrested after she stole from two Cyprus nationals and a Swedish tourist at a hotel in Patong, stealing goods worth in total of about 140,000 baht.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (January 11th) they arrested MRS. HLA HLA WIN, 27, a Myanmar national, at a rental room on the Na Nai Road in Patong. Seized from her were six gold items. She was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of theft.

The arrest came after two male Cyprus tourists and a male Swedish tourist filed reports of theft to the Patong Police.

On January 6th the two male Cyprus tourists, who are relatives, told Patong police that they stayed in different rooms at the same unidentified hotel on the Sirirat Road in Patong. Their money was stolen from their rooms, 55,000 baht each, according to their police report.

On December 27th, 2023, the Swedish man told police that he stayed at the same hotel. His money was stolen from his room at the amount of 24,542 baht.

Patong Police continued their investigation in which they arrested the suspect. The Myanmar suspect admitted to police that she stole from the tourists and used the stolen money to buy gold items.

The names of the victims were withheld at their request, notes The Phuket Express. The suspect remained in custody as of press time.

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.