Suspicious driver jailed for burglary

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A routine traffic stop turned into a major burglary arrest for Najomtien police who busted a suspiciously acting driver for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of baht in electronics from area homes.

Ampol Saree, 22, was pulled over March 1 after he attempted to make a hasty getaway from a police patrol on Sukhumvit Road. Police discovered the Yamaha Mio bike he was riding had been reported stolen in the area and took Ampol back to his home for further investigation.

Police bring out for the cameras Ampol Saree (left), accused of stealing the Yamaha Mio and electronic equipment displayed in front of him. Police bring out for the cameras Ampol Saree (left), accused of stealing the Yamaha Mio and electronic equipment displayed in front of him.

Inside the Srakaew native’s Huay Yai residence were 4 computers, three televisions, scanner, monitor, radio, speakers and a luxury watch. Officers said Ampol confessed to stealing the items from area homes to sell for money to purchase methamphetamines.

Ampol was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.