Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Phuket woman arrested for stealing car she rented to Chinese woman

Phuket woman arrested for stealing car she rented to Chinese woman

PHUKET: A 38-year-old Thai woman has been charged with theft and fraud after she rented a car and then rented the same car out to a Chinese woman living on the island – and then stole the car from the Chinese woman, while the car contained personal items valued at more than B100,000.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 06:21PM

The Thai woman, Phuket native Rungthiwa Khummit, 38, presented herself at Wichit Police Station, at 10am today (Jan 21), explained Lt Col Narong Muangdueng of the Wichit Police.

Lt Col Narong said that police first became aware of the case last Friday (Jan 17) when the Chinese woman, who he named in Thai as Zhen Xiaoxian, filed a report to Wichit Police that a grey Phuket-registered Toyota Yaris that she had rented for four months had been stolen.

The car was stolen while it was parked in front of her house in the Phanason City housing estate on Thep Anusorn Rd in Moo 2, Wichit, Lt Col Narong said.

Ms Zhen reported that inside the car were six personal items valued at B108,500, he added.

After checking CCTV footage from the area, police confirmed that the person who stole the car was none other than Rungthiwa, who had rented the car to Ms Zhen for a year for B65,000.

“We called Rungthiwa to present herself at the police station today, and we asked for Ms Zhen also to be present,” Lt Col Narong said.


Rungthiwa confirmed that she had rented the car to Ms Zhen for a year, starting Sept 23 last year.

She also confessed that she stole the car from in front of Ms Zhen’s house at about 5pm last Friday, Lt Col Narong said.

“After stealing the car, Rungthiwa took the car to rent out to a new customer, while the Chinese woman’s belongings were still in the car,” Lt Col Narong explained.

Lt Col Narong confirmed that Rungthiwa has been charged with theft and fraud.

At the police station today, Ms Zhen had her stolen items returned.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Jor12 | 22 January 2020 - 19:00:10

k...I do.

Sir Burr | 22 January 2020 - 12:38:03

Who on earth blitzes the letters section on every single article within one paper?

Kurt | 22 January 2020 - 10:02:43

Hehehe, who on earth leaves belongings worth B108,500 in the car after parking in front of home? Sometimes,......

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
#PhuketOK aims to rejuvenate local tourism industry

Phuket OK ... have medical experts declared that Phuket is ok in relation to Covid19? Or should thes...(Read More)

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

I stay away from Chinese tourists. I don’t leave my home without my Word war 1 style gas mask that...(Read More)

17 children rescued from Patong human-trafficking gang

I too read this story ages ago, amazing how it needs bkk police to come and sort it out, right under...(Read More)

Chalong Circle exit to Rawai to close for electrical works

R... Read the article you clown. It states: "... install high-voltage power lines in the area.&...(Read More)

Government accused of being too submissive to China

What is foreign minister Don's education, his skills at foreign level policies. What foreign wor...(Read More)

British man, 70, rescued by Thai navy after three days adrift off Phuket

With the strong easterly wind, why mr Turner didn't set course to Trang? And if that was to high...(Read More)

Phuket officials confirm four dead from New Year road accidents, but official Seven Days tally will remain at one fatality

So as usual they lied- who is surprised? One wonders the true nature of Corona Virus in Thailand gi...(Read More)

Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

The Phuket Government should simply know who Thai are living/staying on Phuket. Something normal and...(Read More)

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

@goldwing. Lol ! That's so paranoid.Maybe time for you to buy a hazmat suit.It will protect you...(Read More)