A Qatari man and his Thai wife wanted for stealing 3.8 million baht in gold from a northern Thailand retailer were captured in Jomtien Beach.
Mohammed Ibrahim Ma Ai-malki and Ahishah Udomwattananont were captured at a house on an alley connecting Jomtien Sois 12 and 13 March 14. Authorities recovered 50 gold chains from a shoulder bag in their rented car.
They were turned over to Provincial Police Region 6 police who transported them back to Nong Chang Police station in Uthai Thani Province.
Police said the couple had rented a hotel room in Nong Chang District, where Ahishah is from, and used a crowbar to pry open the Mae Tang Kuey gold shop on Tesabaan 1 Road on March 12. They then attacked shopkeeper Banjong Noporatwith the crowbar after he interrupted the break-in and tried to fight off the burglars, police alleged.
The thieves made off with 188-baht-weight in gold weighing 2.2 kilograms and went to Ahishah’s house before fleeing for Pattaya, Region 6 police told the media.
The couple has denied the robbery and assault charges.