Thief Arrested After Breaking Into Seven Houses in Banglamung in Two Months


A thief was arrested after he broke into seven houses in Banglamung within two months.

The Nongprue Police told the Pattaya News that they have arrested Mr. Chalermchai Ponkrai, 21. He was arrested in the Panat Nikhom district, Chonburi.

The arrest followed after seven victims filed reports with CCTV footage evidence to the Nongprue Police in two months.

Chalermchai caught on camera carrying stolen merchandise away from a home

Chalermchai chose unlocked houses before going inside to steal expensive items such as electronic devices, brand name items, musical instruments, and money. He sold those stolen items online and then spent the money in a flashy manner to show he had a so-called luxury life.

Chalermchai is facing charges of theft. Police are currently trying to trace the stolen items back to the victims but stated it was a difficult process as all of them had been sold by Chalermchai online to many different buyers who were unaware it was stolen merchandise.

Chalermchai has reportedly admitted to the crimes and plans to plead guilty, said police.

Chalermchai pointing at where he stole luxury items at one home


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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.