Thai couple arrested for stealing from farang’s houses
A Thai couple have been arrested for stealing from houses of foreigners in Hua Hin during the past six months, police said.
Police paraded Thawalchai Thawilsuk, 37, and Surintha Khumsup, 31, at a press conference at the Hua Hin police station.
Over 100 stolen items were displayed at the press conference where over some 10 farang also attended to check their valuables. The items included iPad tablets, notebook computers, mobile phones, watches, cameras, passports, handbags, brand name bags, gold necklaces, amulets, gold rings and several others.
Hua Hin police chief Pol Col Chaiyakorn Sriladecho said the two were arrested at a rented room on Soi Hua Hin 45/1 in the downtown.
The farang residents of Hua Hin checked the items and several found their stolen valuables. Some said their items have been mortgaged to pawnshops.
Chaiyakorn told the press conference that the two had been riding a motorcycle to housing estates where foreigners are living and broke into houses when the residents were absent.
Chaiyakorn said the two broke into the houses both in the daytime and nighthime. They often sold the stolen items outside Hua Hin and used the money to buy drugs and visit entertainment venues.
Chaiyakorn said the Hua Hin police station has received complaints for over 30 farang residents that their houses have been broken into their valuables were stolen so police conducted an investigation and learned the identities of the two thieves.
The Hua Hin police chief said the woman used to work in a beer bar and had a farang boyfriend and she once lived abroad before she returned to Hua Hin after breaking up with her boyfriend.