Lt Kwansirinat Thairat of the Patong Police was notified of the incident, on Muen Ngern Rd, at 12:45pm.
Lt Kwansirinat called Patong Municipality, which quickly dispatched a fire truck to douse the motorbikes, but by the time the firefighters arrived, however, the motorbikes has been destroyed by the flames
At the scene police found two Russian tourists who presented themselves as the owners of one of the burned motorbikes.
“They said that they parked the motorbike at the scene at 11am and came back at a quarter past midday and found their motorbike already burned,” Lt Kwansirinat explained.
Police sealed off the area called Forensic Police to come and investigate the fire, she said.
Officers waited at the scene, but the owners of the other two motorbikes have not yet presented themselves, she noted.
Police are continuing their investigation, Lt Kwansirinat added.