Youths suspected of burglarizing cop’s apartment

Friday, 13 July 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 28 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Three youths accused of renting apartments and burglarizing neighbors picked the wrong victim when they allegedly broke into a condo rented by a Pattaya police officer.

Theerapol Khamsinghnok, 20, and two underage boys were arrested June 30 after allegedly stealing a television, stereo, computer and 5,000 baht from a Pattaya condotel unit belonging by a Narcotics Suppression Bureau investigator.

Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate (2nd right) brings out the 2 underage boys, part of a gang that robbed a policeman’s condo. Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate (2nd right) brings out the 2 underage boys, part of a gang that robbed a policeman’s condo.

Police said the youths confessed to the burglary and pawning the electronics for cash. They were arrested with two gold amulets, keys to a BMW sedan and motorbike, plus 9 mm bullets.

The suspects were said to confess to renting apartments around Pattaya simply for the purpose of burglarizing neighboring units. The money stolen was used for partying, police said.

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