UPDATE: Chinese ex-pat arrested after allegedly stealing women’s underwear in Chonburi

Chonburi –

A Chinese man, reportedly an ex-pat, was arrested after allegedly stealing women’s underwear at a house in Chonburi.

Previous story:

A thief was caught red-handed on CCTV while he was reportedly stealing women’s underwear at a house in Mueang Chonburi on February 27th.

Chonburi police warn of a women’s underwear thief on the loose in the Bangsaen area

Latest update:

A team from the Saensuk Police finally identified the suspect after a series of underwear-related crimes in Chonburi. They have arrested Mr. Lin Huagua, 50, a Chinese national who works at a mechanical parts manufacturer, a Chinese-owned company, on Sukhumvit Road in the Mueang sub-district, Mueang Chonburi district. Lin lived on the property along with many other foreign workers.

Police found more than 50 pairs of women’s underwear in his bedroom on the 4th floor of the company.  Mr. Lin has reportedly admitted that he stole women’s underwear across Chonburi, but did not explain his reasons for it.

Police told TPN media that Mr. Lin is facing charges of theft. He is now in custody and reportedly is unable to make bail due to a lack of funds. Saensuk police also stated that following legal procedures the case would be turned to Immigration Police to review his work permit and legal status in Thailand to likely proceed with deportation.


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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.