Pattaya Daily News

15 September 2008 :: 16:09:00 pm 10399

Spare-Tire-Theft Gang Arrested In Pattaya

Three spare tire thieves were arrested with the evidence of 11 tires. Gang leader confessed of stealing the tires from all over the country to sell in Chonburi and Bangkok.
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Pol.Col. Nopadol Wongnom, Pattaya superintendent was notified yesterday[14th Sept] at 23.00 by Mr. Supachai Gaew-chote (40) from Nakornsrithamarach province, that a brand new spare tire of his Toyota Vigo pickup truck was stolen. He said the incident occurred after parking on the roadside for 30 minutes to eat at “Aroy Jung” restaurant with his girlfriend, on Central Pattaya.

Witness saw 3 men drove in by an old white minivan, and parked near the sufferer’s car and later they had left the spot quickly. Witness presumed, they could have been the suspects.

10 minutes later, patrolling police found an old white minivan, license No. 3718, Bangkok, parking in front of a food vendor around Central Pattaya with the three suspects. Police identified themselves and requested to inspect the minivan.

Police detained the three suspects after had discovered 11 spare tires in new and used condition and many disassembled tools at the rear part of the minivan.

Mr. Bovorn Konkwai (46) from Nonthaburi province, was the leader of the gang. Mr.Akradet Saita (34), from Bangkok, was the disassembled man and Mr. Pipop Tangjongdee (41), from Rachaburi, was the watcher for safety. Police informed Mr. Supachai, the sufferer, to identify his stolen spare tire.

Mr. Bovorn, the gang leader, had confessed that all tires in the minivan were stolen from cars in Pattaya in order to sell them to shop in Chonburi and Bangkok. It took only 10 minutes to disassemble each tire. New tire would be sold for 2,000 baht and used one for 1,000 baht. The gang had been traveling around everywhere in Thailand to look for victims. “This is our first time to be arrested” Mr. Bovorn said.

Police also found the documents referred to the minivan were fake. They assumed that there must be more people in the same gang which police would extend the case to arrest all of them. More sufferers would be informed to identify the suspects as well.

 

 

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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