Banglamung police say the best they can offer the growing number of motorbike theft victims is to lock your bike securely.
More than ten people have filed theft reports so far in September and police are no closer to catching anyone than they were in August.
Banglamung police, responsible for East Pattaya and Naklua where all the thefts have occurred, said they are understaffed and all the crimes took place at night.
Angry residents point out there are few people on the roads after curfew at 9 p.m., so it shouldn’t be hard to find the hoodlums. They’ll be the only ones out. Victims said police should be doing more patrols and more investigating.
The latest reports filed Sept. 17 involved two bikes stolen from an apartment house in Banglamung Moo 1 village. Landlord Sompot Euasakulmongkol, 62, said two thieves cut through a locked parking lot fence and escaped with a Honda Scoopy belonging to Miss Thanaporn Ranok, 29, and a Honda owned by Siriwat Royampang, 19.
Down the road, Reungdej Rattachata’s Honda Forza came up missing from a parking lot at his apartment on Soi Banglamung 37/3.
And Pattarapong Kansomwan, 35, woke up to find his Honda Wave missing from a shophouse on Soi Photisan in Naklua. He said the thief looked like a foreigner to him on the security camera footage.