Pattaya Daily News

12 September 2012 :: 13:09:28 pm 66498

Con Man Steals Taxicab From Driver

A recently-released convict stole a taxicab driver’s vehicle outside a Na Kleu market, after hiring the cabdriver to take him to Pattya prison to visit his friend. The suspect had intended to drive the stolen cab to Bangkok and make money as a cabdriver.
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PATTAYA – September 11, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11 a.m., the arrest of a man who stole a taxicab was announced by Pol. Col. Thammanoon Munkong, Superintendent, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province; Pol. Maj. Jetsadavit Inpraphan, Inspector; and the detective police team.

The suspect was identified as Mr. Thongchai or Vee Kucharoen, age 26, address 42/3 Tambon Paknamchoomporn, Amphur Muang, Chumphon province.

Police arrested the suspect with the stolen taxicab, a green-yellow Toyota Corona, license number MOR CHOR-1702 Bangkok. Police also seized a Nokia mobile phone.

The victimized cabdriver, Mr. Peera Seneesorot, age 52, of Amphur Na Pho, Burirum province, pointed out the suspect to police to arrest. According the Mr. Peera, he first met Mr. Thongchai on September 10 in front of the Bangyai market, Amphur Bangyai, Nonthaburi province.

Mr. Thongchai wanted to hire him as a driver, and agreed to pay a roundtrip price of 2,200 THB to take him to visit his friend at Pattaya prison. After they had driven to the prison, and Mr. Thongchai finished visting his friend, he asked the cabdriver to take him to Photisarn market in Tambon Na Kleu, Amphur Banglamung.

When they reached the market, Mr. Thongchai asked Mr. Peera to take some documents to a vendor in the market while he waited in the car. The motor was still running when Mr. Peer got out of the car, so Mr. Thongchai then drove away in the taxicab.

However, he was later caught and arrested by Minburi police officers. Mr. Thongchai confessed to police that he had committed the same crime once before, and had been arrested and prosecuted.

But Mr. Thongchai had just been released from prison and had no work to do, so he pulled the same trick again with Mr. Peera. Mr. Thongchai said he stole the cab because he wanted to use the vehicle in Bangkok to make money driving people around.

Police charged Mr. Thongchai with stealing property and sent the suspect to Pol. Lt. Sirachat Nutate, investigation officer on duty, to prosecute further according to the law.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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