3 days after pardon, burglar arrested again for theft

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Three days after being set free from prison by a royal pardon, a convicted burglar was caught again, this time attempting to steal nearly 150,000 baht from a Kazakhstan man’s apartment.

Chumnan Sudhom, 26, was caught red-handed Dec. 12 in the Third Road room of Vadim Ussenko, 27. Attempting to flee with the equivalent of 142,000 baht in foreign currency, the Phetchabun native was apprehended by customers at a bar downstairs. Police recovered not only the cash, but pliers and a screwdriver on the alleged burglar.

So much for rehabilitation - just 3 days after being set free from prison, convicted burglar Chumnan Sudhom was caught again. So much for rehabilitation – just 3 days after being set free from prison, convicted burglar Chumnan Sudhom was caught again.

Vadim said he caught the burglar when he returned to his room to find it locked from the inside. After securing a spare key from apartment staff, he opened the door to find Chumnan sitting there with a pile of cash.

Chumnan told police he had been released from prison just three days earlier on a royal pardon for good behavior. However, he said, once he got out he didn’t have any money to return home and thus decided to return to his old profession. It proved just as unsuccessful and Chumman likely will be back with his inmate friends following his short “vacation” outside the walls.