WORD ON PHUKET: Police in Phuket are working to close the net on a person or persons breaking in to cars and stealing valuables and warning motorists not to leave precious items in view when leaving their car unattended.
About 15 car break-ins have been reported recently in central Phuket and Talang, the latest in Sapan Hin on Jan 3, after the 28-year-old female owner of a Honda Jazz parked up and went for a stroll in the public park around 10pm.
The owner, Ms Suphawan, returned later to find her driver-side window smashed in and valuables missing that she had left on the front seat, including a gold ring and a bank book.
Police investigating the robbery suspect Tuesday’s theft was carried out by the same thief or gang of thieves who have been robbing cars in a similar manner in Phuket Town and Talang.
The brazen burglars have been targeting cars parked in public places where they could easily be spotted by members of the public, said investigating officers, who are looking through CCTV footage for clues.
Meanwhile, police are distributing leaflets advising motorists not to leave valuables in their cars when parking in public places.