Motorbike theft ring smashed in Nongprue

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Chonburi police arrested four men accused of running a motorbike-theft ring in the Pattaya area.

Chonburi police superintendent Pol. Maj. Gen. Nithipong Niamnoi announced the arrest of Kiathisak Litthep, 19, Mitr Jiewplumejit, 29, Wasan Pathsiri, 22,and  Jetsada Noysamran, 18.

Nongprue and Chonburi police captured the four men with 13 stolen motorbikes. Officials said they admitted to working with a key maker to steal the bikes and drop them off to customers who preordered.

Chonburi police have arrested five alleged motorcycle thieves.Chonburi police have arrested five alleged motorcycle thieves.

At the press conference, Niamnoi also said Panthong District police arrested Thawatchai Thakimok, 32, from Nakon Ratchasima, with 1.25 g. of crystal methamphetamine, an Apple iPhone 5, 6,000 baht, and a motorbike stolen from a woman on April 10.

Police said he admitted to the theft, saying he needed the money for drugs.