Nongprue police found 17 motorcycles suspected to have been stolen when they arrested two men with three bikes that were reported taken.
Wichien Kradao, 37, and Sunthorn Kongcharoen, 55, were taken into custody at Cheunlong Market on Soi Nernplabwan four hours after two motorbikes were reported stolen.
Police said the suspects confessed that Sunthorn used a locksmith to unlock one motorcycle and Wichiai drove it to Soi Paniadchang 10 to stash them. Two others were parked at a house in Moo 9 village.
Further investigation turned up 17 bikes police suspected were stolen, although the suspects claimed the owners had pawned them. Police seized the two-wheelers to track down the real owners.
Both men were charged with conspiracy to vehicle theft.