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Patong hunt called off for foreign joyriders who ‘borrowed’ barber’s motorbike

Patong hunt called off for foreign joyriders who ‘borrowed’ barber’s motorbike

PHUKET: Police have called off the hunt for two foreign men caught on CCTV “borrowing” a motorbike from in front of a barber shop in Patong.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 5 January 2017, 05:26PM


The two men were caught on CCTV, but got away with 'borrowing' the barber's motorbike. Image: CCTV / Patong Police

The two men were caught on CCTV, but got away with 'borrowing' the barber's motorbike. Image: CCTV / Patong Police

The men later left the motorbike parked neatly beside the police box on the bustling Phra Metta Rd.

The alarm was raised by Anan Detruang, who reported to police yesterday (Jan 4) that his motorbike had been stolen from in front of his unnamed barber shop on Nanai Rd.

“Mr Anan said that he had left the key in the motorbike. When he came out, his motorbike was gone. So he checked the CCTV for the building and saw that two foreigners had turned up outside his shop (at about 9:41pm),” explained Col Somsak Thongklieng of the Patong Police.

One of the men got on the bike and casually rode off, without wearing a helmet.

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Police soon found the motorbike parked by the police box at the southern end of Phra Metta Rd, Col Somsak said.

“So I went and locked the wheel of the motorbike so it could not be stolen again, and I fetched Mr Anan so he could collect it,” he added.

Police tried to track down where the two foreign joyriders went, but the trail soon went cold, he added.

“These two broke the law, and Mr Anan is lucky to get his motorbike back,” Col Somsak said.

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Kurt | 05 January 2017 - 18:32:47

Never leave your key in motorbike or car.
That is a kind of 'invitation', What is the thai law saying about that?

Follow up will be well known, police will do some mediation ( for bike owner), some tea money stuff ( for police), and case closed.

I personal find the more than 400 people who broke the law by driving without diving license more serious.
Guess they already drive around...

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