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Phuket Police Crack Motorbike Theft Gang In Kamala

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Phuket Police crack motorbike theft gang in Kamala

Phuket Gazette –

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Athiwat Aunruean, 19, confessed to his role in stealing motorbikes in Kamala subdistrict, Phuket. Photo: Orawin Narabal

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LOOK FAMILIAR? Some of the fifteen stolen motorbikes presented by the Phuket provincial police chief yesterday. Photo: Orawin Narabal

PHUKET: Phuket Police have arrested a member of a motorbike theft ring in Kamala, seizing 15 stolen bikes and other evidence valued at 900,000 baht.

Local residents who have had motorbikes stolen in recent months are encouraged to visit Kamala Police Station to see if theirs is among those recovered.

Provincial Police Commander Chonasit Wattanavrangkul presented the suspect, 19-year-old Athiwat Aunruean of Kamala, at a press conference at provincial police headquarters yesterday.

Kamala Police Superintendent Natthapakin Kwanchaipruk and his team led the investigation after more than 20 motorbikes were reported stolen in Kamala over the past two months.

All of the recovered motorbikes, many of which had been stripped for parts, were presented along with stolen license plates.

Mr Athiwat confessed to being a member of a three-member gang, identifying his accomplices as “Dul” and “Kee”.

Investigators learned that the three were using two homes in Kamala to store the stolen bikes. The Phuket Provincial Court issued search warrants for both premises, leading to the arrest of Mr Athiwat and the seizure of the vehicles on Wednesday.

Fifteen motorbikes and 13 license plates were among the 36 items of evidence presented.

Mr Athiwat and his accomplices tended to prey on less vigilant bike owners – people who did not lock them properly or left the key in the ignition. They also sought out bikes left in remote areas. Once stolen, many of the bikes were stripped of parts, which were then sold off to raise money to buy drugs, police said.

Investigators are now working to return the stolen bikes – or what is left of them – to their rightful owners. They are also trying to track down “Dul” and “Kee”, whose full names are not yet known.

“I would like to warn motorcyclists to use the security locking system [that prevents the wheels from spinning after the ignition key is removed] every time you park. Also, try to park your motorcycle in well-lit areas,” said Col Natthapakin.

Motorbike theft victims can visit Kamala Police Station (Tel: 076-385310; 076-279085; 086-690 9009) to see if their bike has been recovered.

Source: http://www.phuketgazette.net/archives/articles/2012/article16295.html

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-- Phuket Gazette 2012-06-29

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stopped by the lake this morning here in kamala and the police were recovering many parts off of the stolen bikes.

Seems parts that were unsaleable were just tossed into the lake.,

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Silly boys.......they should have sold the parts for scrap metal value if they could not be sold as parts.tongue.png

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We already have Thailand, the Hub of "Crack Downs"

Is this the start of a "Hub of Cracks"?

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Phuket again... Pattaya is far behind now!

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Phuket again... Pattaya is far behind now!

Nobody really cares of the Pattaya here (or anywhere in the world) so why to do an comparison?

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go and get your bikes back Phuketanesians

It's Phuketians ...

Phukers?

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So the 3 idiots are crooks and polluters too? They should be made to clean out every lake and littered beach, but without their haba to fuel them, then to Bangkok Prison for a lengthy education! Stealing someones Motorcycle,(which is the lifeline around Thailand) is akin to horse thievery in the old west, you know what they did those who stole a horse then, don't ya?

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Phuket again... Pattaya is far behind now!

Nobody really cares of the Pattaya here (or anywhere in the world) so why to do an comparison?

And just who are you to speak on behalf of all the people in the world? Please keep your silly remarks to yourself.

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Drugs are behind this again. No end in sight.

good advice..

Lock your bike up securely, ok, I'm listening.

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