Pattaya Daily News

21 October 2008 :: 09:10:15 am 10273

Foreign Rental Car Thieves Arrested In Pattaya

Pattaya police had received reports from car rental companies that foreigners of Chinese appearance, and carrying Malaysian and Singaporean passports, had rented vehicles but had failed to return them. This was causing serious damage to the city‘s car rental trade.
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On the 20th October police were notified by Mrs. Daoruetai U-domsab (41), the owner of a car rental company located on Second Road near Tops supermarket, that there were two Chinese looking men whose appearance was similar to her friends’ description of the thieves.

The two men agreed to pay 2,700 baht per day and signed the contact for 5 days, a deal totaling 23,500 baht with deposit, without bargaining. Mrs. Daoruetai realized instinctively that something was wrong, so she called the police.

At 7.00 pm. on the same day Pol.Col. Ittipol Ittisaranchai, Chief of Pattaya Immigration Department and investigator Pol.Maj Tanapat Premsook revealed that they had arrested Mr. Choo Sun Loy (37) and Mr. Low Jiun Sheng (30) of Chinese – Malaysian nationality. They were in possession of fake documents and a stolen Toyota Fortuner car with Bangkok registration no. 9826.

After being arrested by the police, the two men confessed that they had created fake passports and sneaked into Thailand through the Songkhrah border. They said they were working for a “Big Boss”, a Malaysian national, for whom they procured cars by pretending to rent and then bringing them to Bangkok. They were paid via money transfer.

They also confessed that they had previously stolen 4 cars in Pattaya. Their prime targets were the Toyota Vigo and Fortuner models because of their high value.

They were duly taken to Pattaya police station to assist with further investigations to apprehend the rest of the gang and bring them to justice.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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