A former police volunteer, who has admitted to breaking into a pharmacy and optical shop in Pattaya earlier this week and stealing many items and cash, has surrendered himself to police, according to Banglamung Police officials earlier today.
First, get caught up on the previous articles around the suspect below:
Police are hunting for an alleged thief who reportedly broke into a pharmacy in Banglamung on May 9th.
Police are hunting for an alleged thief who reportedly broke into an optical shop in the Pattaya area before stealing cash and gold worth about 100,000 baht.
Last night, (May 11th), the Banglamung Police arrested the suspect Mr. Boontham Chalermklin, 38, who was actually a former police volunteer.
Seized from him were Thai and foreign cash, amulets, two bass guitars, a projector, a music mixer, two laptops, and three mobile phones.
The Banglamung Police Chief Colonel Sakchai Suwannukun told The Pattaya News, “The suspect had surrendered himself to police after increasing public pressure and the CCTV footage of his burglaries being shared extensively to local media. The suspect had also just been released from prison and immediately started resorting to crimes once more.”
Boontham has admitted to the crimes, according to Police Chief Colonel Sakchai, and is planning to plead guilty, likely facing a return to Thai prison for a significant period of time as a re-offender. Boontham did not disclose his motive for the crimes.
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