Thief arrested stealing money from hospital donation boxes in Chonburi – VIDEO


An admitted thief has been arrested after stealing money from donation boxes at hospitals in Chonburi.

A re-enactment was conducted yesterday at Ban Bueng Hospital led by Captain Weerathep Thepjantada from the Ban Bueng Police.

Arnon Kruanamkam, 37, stole money from donation boxes with about 10,000 baht cash inside from hospitals last week in the early morning hours. He then sped away on his motorbike with the cash.

Police tracked Arnon from CCTV footage and then traced and arrested him in Rayong.

Arnon admitted he took money from the donation boxes in Bang Bueng and Panat Nikhom Hospital and left the donation boxes at the same place. He needed money for online gambling debts, he said, and was out of options.

Arnon has been charged with theft and remains in remand prison in Pattaya. Arnon claims he is sorry for what he has done while speaking to The Pattaya News and apologized to the hospitals and donators.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.