Hotel room thief arrested in Pattaya

Arrested in bed - Pattaya electrician preyed on tourists who kept money in hotel safes

Police in Pattaya have announced the arrest of an electrician who was stealing from tourists.

Nakorn, 40, had an interesting modus operandi. Pattaya station chief Apichai Krobpetch said he would apply for jobs at top local hotels using fake names and IDs.

He would then bide his time before stealing safes in tourist rooms and replacing the safe with an old one.

His latest crime was committed in January when an Omani tourist reported that a safe containing 100,000 baht in foreign currency had gone missing from his room at a well known hotel on Pattaya Sai 2.

CCTV showed who had committed the crime but the suspect had fled the area following the theft.

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A warrant was issued and the police continued to try to track Nakorn’s whereabouts.

Yesterday they got their chance and the suspect was arrested in bed in a room in Central Pattaya after he had moved back into the area to steal again.

Police said there were warrants out for him for similar crimes in Pattaya, Jomtien and Phayathai in Bangkok. Source: Sanook & ThaiVisa

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