A school teacher from Wat Nong Yai School contacted Banglamung police on June the 22nd that one of her 13 year old students had had his mobile phone stolen by a masked man near the school grounds.
The boy told police that he had gone out for lunch when a masked man aged about 20 approached him on a black Honda motorbike, threatened him and forced him to hand over his Black Berry mobile phone.
Parent accompanies the schoolboy to give his statement to the police.
The Police took all this down in their reports and circulated a description of the man.
The police stated that this type of crime was becoming more and more common and that they had previously arrested one man who had done the same thing and that they had CCTV footage of his crimes and that he would be sentenced very soon.
In a recent meeting at the school, parents were urged to inform their kids to avoid carrying expensive materials to school.
The board said that someone could easily be harmed especially if the children did try to resist the threats, the board added that it was impossible for them to try and monitor every child especially when they are off of the school grounds.