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Pattaya police yesterday announced the arrest of a garage owner from Satun in the south of Thailand who they say has been stealing from tourists at many hotels.
Local cops and tourist police led by Pattaya station chief Apichai Krobpetch have been interviewing the suspect who denies everything.
He was found in possession of 34,000 baht in Thai and foreign currency.
There was an arrest warrant out for him from a previous case in Surat Thani and the Pattaya cops said that the suspect was convicted of theft in Hat Yai in 2012 when current tourist police deputy commissioner Surachet Hakpal was the chief there.
That case involved theft from a hotel room, too.
Seksan has been initially charged with stealing from the room of a Russian tourist in the Jomtien area.
Piyapong Ensarn of the Pattaya Tourist police said they have CCTV evidence that points to the suspect and believe that he is responsible for many thefts from the rooms of tourists.