A burglar was arrested in Pattaya yesterday, November 15th, after he broke into the house of a Thai woman and stole her valuables worth 70,000 baht.
The incident occurred in the middle of the night on November 14th at a house on Soi Map Yai Lia 26, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Ms. Sasiprapa Dongkratok, a 27-year-old homeowner and victim, stated to local media that she, along with her two young children, was sleeping inside their bedroom.
Then, a burglar forcefully opened the front glass door before entering and ransacking Ms. Sasiprapa’s property. Stolen from her were three mobile phones, one tablet, a student’s bag, religious artifacts, and cash worth a total of 70,000 baht.
Ms. Sasiprapa only realized her house had been broken into at 5 AM the next day. After inspecting her property, she filed a formal complaint with the Nongprue police.
It took only seven hours for the Nongprue police to capture the male suspect, who was hiding at a rental room near Ms. Sasiprapa’s residence. The suspect, whose name was withheld pending an investigation, did not provide a statement to the press.
Ms. Sasiprapa told local media that she was happy that the suspect was quickly arrested and that she got all of her valuables back. She also warned other homeowners to securely lock the door before going to bed.