Pattaya Daily News

24 February 2013 :: 12:02:57 pm 72249

Two Turks Stole Thai Baht From Careless Victims

The detective police team of Nong Kharm police station arrested a Turkish father and son who stole Thai banknotes from careless people during money exchanges. They would rent a car in Pattaya and travel to different provinces around Thailand to scam people.
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SRIRACHA – February 23, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 11:30 a.m., the arrest of a Turkish father and son for theft by deception was announced at the detective room of Nong Khaem police station by Pol. Lt. Col. Anake Boot-int, Inspector, Nong Khaem police station; together with Pol. Sub. Lt. Prem Yimjan, Deputy Inspector.

The Middle East father and son are charged with stealing Thai banknotes during money exchanges by distracting victims, and escaping before the victim noticed the missing money. The suspects were finally caught when they had come to make trouble in area of Nong Kharm police station on February 11, 2013.

The detective police team of Nong Kharm police station had been investigating many car rental tents in Pattaya. They discovered that the same Turkish man had rented cars from a certain tent, and he always rented the same car. So the detective police team made notes of the license number of the car that the Middle East man always rented to drive.

They asked to make a photocopy of the renter’s passport, which identified him as Mr. Karacaliogul, age 29, nationality Turkish. The detectives then let one or the victims, Mr. Monchai Kokklang, age 34, see the Turkish man’s photograph. Mr. Monchai confirmed that the suspect was the person who stole his money. So the police asked for an arrest warrant from Pattaya provincial court.

According to the victim, the suspect and his Turkish father asked him if they could exchange their money for 1,000 Thai banknotes that have serial numbers beginning with the English letter “T.” The suspects explained they wanted to keep the special banknotes as souvenirs of their Thailand trip.

So the victim displayed to them 20,000 baht in 1,000 baht bills for them to inspect. But while the victim was careless, the suspects stole some of the money. The victim had gotten distracted when the suspect’s father, identified as Mr. Soalp, age 70, got out of the car to inform his son of an urgent matter, and that they needed to rush back. So the father and son hurriedly left. But when the victim later checked his money, he discovered that 10,000 THB was missing. So he hurried to notify the police.

After their investigation, the detective police team of Nong Kharm police station went to inspect the area and found the car used by the Turkish thieves, a black Mazda 2, license number KOR BOR-9201 Udonthani. The rental car was from the tent in Pattaya frequented by the Turkish suspects, and the license number matched what the police had recorded.

So the detective police team drove followed the suspects in their car, until they were at Pak Ruam intersection, Tambon Borwin, Amphur Sriracha. Then the police stopped them and asked to inspect in the car. They found Mr. Karacaliogul was the driver, and the passenger was his father Mr. Soalp. The police restrained both of them to investigate. Later at the police station, the victim Mr. Monchai pointed out the two suspects to police to confirm to arrest.

Police investigated further and discovered the suspects had wandered around many tourism provinces of Thailand to make similar trouble. There were arrest warrants for them in many provinces, along with the evidence of their photographs from a lot of different CCTV footage that identified them as the thieves.

The detective police team has coordinated with the victims to identify the suspects. The police charged them in an accusation of together stealing property by using a vehicle for convenience in doing fault to take the property.

Category : Crime News

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