UPDATE: Thief Arrested After Stealing Money from Donation Box at Phuket Shrine

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Phuket –

A thief was arrested after he stole money from a donation box at a shrine in Phuket Town.

Our previous story:

A thief allegedly stole money from a donation box at an ancient shrine in Phuket Town on Monday (May 27th).

Now for the update:

The Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (May 30th) they were notified from local residents that a thief was seen near the Suriyadet Circle (Fountain Circle) on the Rassada Road in Phuket Old Town. The Phuket City Police rushed to the scene where they arrested the suspect.

He claimed that he has no money so he needed to steal, even though it was from a religious shrine. However, police did not reveal any personal details of the suspect to the Thai press.

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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.