At an apartment in Soi Sukhumvit 75 a Thai man gave a statement to police that his motorbike seat had been forced open and his expensive pen and a wallet containing 2,000 baht in cash was missing.
He also told them that all the petrol had been siphoned out of the tank.
Police believed the thief is living in the neighborhood and knew how to commit the crime undetected as the apartment did not have CCTV.
High petrol prices have led to an increase in petty crime
The thief probably was just going to steal the petrol due to the high price of it now, but seeing the wallet and pen, took the opportunity to increase his haul.
So be careful about what you keep under your motorbike seat as these petty crimes will surely continue.