Pattaya Police on Hunt for Thief Who Dumped Stolen Motorcycle in Reservoir


A remnant of a stolen motorcycle was found in the Huai Chak Nok Reservoir in the Banglamung district of Chonburi. The police are hunting for the suspect.

Residents near the reservoir called the Sawang Boriboon rescue services after they discovered a motorcycle sunk in the water at 6:30 PM on Thursday, February 9th. At first, the residents thought someone got into an accident and plunged into the reservoir, residents told The Pattaya News.

The motorcycle was recovered by rescue workers. Pattaya police arriving later ran a check on the vehicle and presumed it was a stolen motorcycle. The vehicle’s engine was missing.

On a suspicion that a thief might have dumped the vehicle in the reservoir to avoid arrest, the police decided to keep the motorcycle as evidence. An investigation is continuing.

This is not the first time stolen motorbikes have been dropped in local reservoirs, notes The Pattaya News.

In 2021, during Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions when nearly everything was closed, over fifty stolen motorbikes scrapped of valuable materials were found in the Chak Nok reservoir. Several suspects were eventually arrested.

Click or tap here for the story behind the prior issues with dumping stolen motorbikes in this reservoir.

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