On Friday a bit after midnight, the Pattaya Police, led by Investigation Inspector Pol. Lt. Col. Wallop Gangtaratip were called to investigate a burglary which had just happened at a house in Suppamit Villas on Soi Bong Kot. The residents of the house were waiting to make statements to the police.
At the single storey house of Mr. Colin Stanley Parkin, aged 59, who lives with his Thai girlfriend and family members, officers found some of his belongings, like a VCD player etc, were sitting on the sofa ready to be removed from the house. Foul play was evident in the main living room and the 2nd bedroom. A screwdriver was found on the kitchen floor, which belonged to the burglar.
Mr. Colin stated that he was sleeping in the Master bedroom with his girlfriend when he heard a noise from 2nd bedroom, which is attached to the Master bedroom, and suddenly, a man, aged 25 – 30 opened the Master Bedroom door from the 2nd bedroom. Apparently the burglar did not realize that there were 2 connecting bedrooms, and he probably thought that, since no one was in 2nd bedroom, no one was home.
When he saw the thief, he started to shout, and the burglar tried to run out the back door. Mr. Colin ran after the burglar, but when the burglar ran out the door, he closed the door to block Mr. Collin from opening it. Mr. Collin finally pushed the door open, but the burglar had managed to jump over the fence, escaping with some belongings. After investigating, Mr. Collin found that a Kodak camera and a mobile phone, together worth some 50,000 Baht, were stolen.
The police took fingerprints, and will try to track down the burglar and bring him to justice.
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