Ex-Pattaya police volunteer busted for string of burglaries

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Banglamung Police caught up with Boonthum Chalermkline, a former police volunteer who committed a string of burglaries in Takhiantia sub-district.

A former Pattaya-area police volunteer is behind bars again after being arrested for a string of burglaries in Pattaya and Takiantia sub-district.

Recently released from prison, Boonthum Chalermkline, 38, was jailed again May 11 with stolen property, including Buddhist amulets, musical instruments, audio equipment, computers and foreign currency.



Banglamung police chief Pol. Col. Sakchai Suwannukul alleged that the former police volunteer was also breaking into pharmacies, optical stores and music shops, each time captured on security video.

Pattaya Mail reported a double robbery night in Pattaya-Takhiantia community, where the same burglar was alleged to have broken into an optical shop and a pharmacy.

Police recovered a stash of stolen goods, including money in Thai baht and foreign currencies, Buddha amulets from famous temples, musical instruments, an audio mixer, a projector, and three computer notebooks.



Police comparing CCTV footage to Boonthum’s motorcycle helping them to arrest the culprit and solve the case.

Police said Boonthum confessed. He had only recently been released from prison after serving time for burglary.

Earlier Report: Double robbery night in Pattaya-Takhiantia community

Comparing CCTV footage to Boonthum’s motorcycle helped police solve the case.


Banglamung police chief, Pol. Col. Sakchai Suwannukul, alleged that the former police volunteer also broke into pharmacies, optical stores and music shops.