Bangkok man arrested for car theft, burglary of South African’s home

Friday, 14 March 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 11 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Bangkok man has been arrested for stealing a South African expat’s car and more than 100,000 baht in cash and electronics.

Supparuek Topa, 23, was captured with the white Toyota Vios in the parking lot of the Pattaya Bay Hotel March 5. Inside the car were items reported stolen including an Apple iPad, Ray Ban sunglasses and 100,000 baht in cash and U.S. dollars.

Police say Supparuek Topa (seated, right) has confessed to stealing a South African expat’s car and more than 100,000 baht in cash and electronics.Police say Supparuek Topa (seated, right) has confessed to stealing a South African expat’s car and more than 100,000 baht in cash and electronics.

The items belonged to Patrick McBride, who reported a 3 a.m. burglary at his home on Soi Kasetsin in South Pattaya.

Police said Supparuek confessed to the burglary.

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