A former Australian security guard has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing hotels and homes around Pattaya.
Peter Junas, 42, was apprehended around 3 a.m. May 27 on Soi Buakaow after refusing to stop for patrol officers near Soi Choun Rak Inn and Third Road. In his carry bag police found a hotel safe with a gold ring, bank book, passports and about 4,000 baht in Swiss francs. They also recovered gloves, a hammer, screwdriver and other tools.
Australian Peter Junas has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing hotels and homes around Pattaya.
A subsequent search of Junas’ Soi Chaiyaphum apartment uncovered additional stolen property, including credit cards.
Following the arrest, Michael Tanner, 43, reported a burglary at his Green Park Hotel room. He positively identified the items recovered from Junas’ bag.
Police claim Junas confessed to the hotel break-in, saying he used a screwdriver to jimmy the window lock, then stole the safe.
He was charged with both burglary and overstaying his visa.