Rather incompetent thief gets arrested

Mae Ai police arrested a 24 year old man who was found to be in possession of one salung weight of gold, Euro bank notes and Thai money with a total value of over 100,000 baht.

The unnamed man was arrested after his employer, Naraya Kengkaj, 62, reported that he had left home yesterday and asked his 24 year old employee to take care of the guesthouse he owned. With only one room occupied, the man was asked to oversee both the guesthouse and Naraya’s house on the same compound. However, upon returning home Naraya discovered his gold, 500 Euros and some money to be missing.


Police were given the 24 year old’s residence address by Naraya and when they went to his house they found him in possession of all alleged stolen goods, which were hidden in various objects in the house.

The arrested man admitted to the police that he had indeed stolen the goods and said that he had put a ladder by the side of his employer’s house and climbed into a window.