Sukhumvit snatch: Thai thief nabbed for stealing forty,000 baht from Ukrainian couple

Police arrested a Thai man at his residence in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei district today after he stole more than forty,000 baht from a Ukrainian couple on Soi Sukhumvit 18.
Big reported to Thong Lor Police Station within the early hours of today, September 19, that a thief on a motorcycle rode up from behind and snatched a bag while they walked alongside Soi Sukhumvit 18.
The foreigners stated the bag contained an iPhone 14, 14,000 baht in money and a debit card. The items have been valued at more than 40,000 baht.
Officers reviewed CCTV cameras near the scene until they had been capable of establish the thief, a 36 12 months outdated Thai man named Weerayut. The CCTV footage showed Weerayut fleeing the scene on his Honda PCX motorcycle, heading towards Khlong Toei group.
CCTV led officers to the home where Weerayut was staying. Immediately after the police entered, Weerayut ran to the second flooring in an try to evade arrest however officers soon caught up with the thief.
In total, it took officers only five hours to trace down and arrest the suspect after the grievance was first lodged by the Ukrainian couple.
Officers confiscated a quantity of stolen assets present in his house, including the DKNY bag, US$200 in money, 580 baht in cash and an iPhone 12. He had already spent the Ukrainian couple’s stolen money and bought the iPhone 14.
Weerayut admitted to his wrongdoing. He revealed that he spent time in prison for theft in 2017 and was released in 2022. Attempting to turn his life round, he had sought authorized employment at a supermarket. However, online playing debts led him again to crime.
Weerayut might face three years in prison and a nice of at least 60,000 baht beneath Sections 334 and 336 of the Criminal Law: Committing theft by using a automobile to facilitate the crime or to facilitate escape.
A comparable case was reported in April when a Thai woman was arrested for stealing money and property from foreigners at the Don Mueang International Airport and a shopping mall in Bangkok.
In March, police arrested a Thai lady for stealing a motorcycle from a drunk foreigner in Pattaya, and a Thai man was caught stealing a foreigner’s car in Phuket.
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