Another temple donation box broken into

Wat San Pong Yang in Mae Rim was a victim of theft, according to its abbot who took footage from its CCTV to police today, showing images of a man in his mid-thirties breaking into the temple’s donation box.

The donation box was particularly full, he said, following donations by the faithful to help pay the temple’s electricity bills. The temple’s abbot said that the box had already been broken into earlier this year, with 5,000 baht stolen, and that was when he decided to install the CCTV cameras.

Police say that because of the clarity of the footage, they have now identified the thief and will be arresting him soon.