Pattaya Daily News

11 November 2013 :: 12:11:14 pm 79686

Chinese Tourists Used GPS To Catch Thief

Police capture iphone thief using GPS after he stole the iphone from 2 Chinese tourists. The thief was talking on the phone arranging to sell it while the police homed in on the GPS signal and arrested him.
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pdn03PATTAYA – November 11, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 2.00 a.m. Pol. Capt. Chaleaw Boonkhoom (investigation police on duty of Pattaya city police station, Chonburi province) was notified that a Chinese couple were robbed by 2 male teenagers who drove passed them on a motorbike and snatched their bag. Ms. Wang Memg Ni (the wife) said her bag contained cash and an iPhone. The robbery occurred in the middle of Soi Bua Khao.

After the police was notified they checked and found that the GPS signal was in the area of Soi Chalermphrakiet 15, central Pattaya so a police team together with the victims rushed to the area.

When the officers arrived the GPS signal disappeared so they waited and staked out the area, then they spotted a suspicious looking teenager the police team approached him and searched him. They found the iPhone was in his back pocket of his trousers. When Mr. Liv Yuan and Ms. Wang Memg Ni saw the mobile phone then they confirmed it was theirs .
The police detained the thief, he was identified as Mr. Narong Phimkaew, aged 26, address 204 Moo 2 Tambon Wang Takhien, Amphur Khao Saming, Trad province. He confessed that he had stolen the phone together with his friend Tom. He said he was going to sell the iphone but the police caught him before he had chance too. His friend Tom and already escaped into the night. The police detained Mr. Narong (the culprit) and he will be prosecuted according to Thai law.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Crime News

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