Greek, Pakistani arrested for 10 motorbike, car thefts

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A Pakistani and a Greek have been arrested for allegedly using fake passports to rent expensive motorbikes and a car, which they then sold.

Nadeem Ejaz, 39, of Pakistan, and Ipekxi Ipalem, 25, of Greece, were apprehended Oct. 12 while driving a motorbike rented, but not returned, to a Pattaya dealer.

Nadeem Ejaz, from Pakistan, and Ipekxi Ipalem, from Greece have been arrested for stealing motorcycles. Nadeem Ejaz, from Pakistan, and Ipekxi Ipalem, from Greece have been arrested for stealing motorcycles.

After interrogation, Ejaz was found to have two fake passports, with aliases of Mark Hari and Alex Hoge. Ipalem was carrying a passport identifying him as Ipekxi Arminak. The Greek embassy determined it was also fake.

Police investigators allege the two are behind the theft of at least 10 Honda PCX motorbikes and a Toyota Fortuner since June. The SUV was sold in northern Thailand in July. Five expensive PCX bikes were sold for a mere 16,000 baht each to foreigners, police said.

Another five bikes were rented and then put on display to attract foreign buyers. These and one previously sold bike were recovered for the owners.

The pair were charged with theft, use of counterfeit passports and other immigration charges.