Australian Man Allegedly Steals Big Bike on Koh Samui


Surat Thani –

A 56-year-old Australian man was arrested on Tuesday (March 26th) after he allegedly stole a motorbike on Samui Island.

The Bophut Police Chief Colonel Denduang Thongsrisuk told the Phuket Express that they arrested the suspect, identified only as MR. HELMUT, 56, an Australian national. The Samui Provincial Court originally issued an arrest warrant for him on March 22nd, 2024 for night theft.

He was arrested when he arrived at the Samui Tourist Police to request to go outside the registered area for his visa extension. His 90 day tourist visa expired on Tuesday (March 26th). The Tourist Police checked the system before they found an arrest warrant for him. He was taken to the Bophut Police Station for further legal action.

On March 2nd, 2024 at 3:00 A.M. the Australian suspect allegedly stole a big bike from a vehicle rental shop near a hospital. The stolen motorbike that police seized from him had been modified by changing the color and changing it from a red license plate to a white license plate.

MR. HELMUT did not immediately release any statement to the press or any plea.

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.