Pattaya Daily News

09 December 2012 :: 17:12:03 pm 69235

Cambodians Busted for Stealing Bronze Wires

A patrolling police officer caught five Cambodian construction workers stealing bronze wires worth 600,000 THB from a construction site. The officer got suspicious when he saw their motorbike vehicles parked in a nearby forested area. He later caught the thieves red-handed.
Advertise Here

CHONBURI – December 8, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]: at 5 a.m., a report of several men being arrested for stealing bronze wiring was received at the Sansuk police station by Pol. Maj. Gen. Prayong Seewipan, the officer of the shift. The patrol officer of Sansuk police station went with police forces to the crime scene.

The suspects were earlier arrested by another patrol officer. He had become suspicious when he saw a motorcycle and another three-wheeled motorcycle (sa leng) parked in the jungle near the Army Training Command Department at Khao Sammuk, Sansuk, Muang Chonburi.

So the officer hid there to observe for a while. Then he saw five men come out of the jungle. They were carrying a lot of bronze wires, so he arrested them all. The suspects turned out to be Cambodian laborers who worked in the area for a well-known company.

The group’s leader was Mr. Anon Rajawang, 29 years old, from Padtabong. The other suspects were Mr. Tee, 28 years old; Mr. Sord,18 years old; Mr. Hode, 45 years old; and Mr. Keer, 25 years old.

The Cambodians said they needed money, and they knew the stolen bronze wires could be easily sold. So they came to cut the wires on the roof of the building. They had previously worked there once, so they knew that there were no security guards, because the project wasn’t finished. So they came to the site after the contractors had gone home.

 

While they were cutting the wires, a lightning rod on the roof toppled over. The Cambodians were bringing the stolen wires to their parked motorbikes when they got arrested.

The police called the employer to check the damage the thieves had done. The contractor said the stolen wiring was worth around 600,000 baht, because the bronze wires they had cut were very expensive. The wires could not be bought anywhere and had to be special ordered.

However, the contractor said it was fortunate the police caught the thieves and recovered the wires, or the company would have had to pay more than 600,000 baht.

The police recorded all the information for evidence before sending the thieves to the investigation officer for prosecution.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Crime News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com