Bang Lamung, Chonburi —
A rowboat thief was arrested in Bang Lamung yesterday, June 1st, after attempting to flee and hide in a murky canal. Police said the suspect worked on a fishing boat and had a long history of thieving.
Pol. Col. Saman Bunkaew from the Bang Lamung Police Station, together with other officers, arrested Pirun “Tek” Rodsupa, a 41-year-old suspected thief on an arrest warrant issued by the Pattaya Provincial Court on the 13th of January 2022.
Police captured him at 4 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, while he was hiding in the murky water under a bridge in the Naklua sub-district, Bang Lamung, Chonburi.
According to the police report, the victim, Jimmy Vodger, reported his stolen rowboat on May 13th. The police then conducted an investigation and went to a bicycle garage to find Tek.
Tek became aware of the police, however, and sneaked off from the garage across the roof and hid in the murky water of a canal nearby. After two hours of searching, police discovered him and took him out of the water.
The suspect, police said, had a long list of thieving in Naklua, but only one victim reported a theft to the police. Tem also worked on a fishing boat.
Initially, Tek was charged with thieving and awaited further legal proceedings as of press time.