Police arrest man who robbed holiday villas in Hua Hin


Police have arrested a man who they said committed a spate of burglaries at holiday villas in Hua Hin.

On Thursday (Oct 7), police announced the arrest of 29 year old Manat Phothong from Sam Roi Yot, who has admitted to stealing mobile phones, jewellery, a Louis Vuitton hand bag and cash from tourists staying in villas located at Baan Nichapat Hua Hin Private Pool Villa located off Soi 102 in Nong Khae on September 26.

Police said Mr Manat then returned to the villas on October 4 at 5.30am to again steal from tourists who were sleeping inside one of the villas.

Pol Col Paitoon Phrom Khian

After arresting Mr Manat, police also seized an Isuzu D-Max pick up truck and a Honda Wave motorcycle which were used in the robberies.

Pol Col Paitoon Phrom Khian, superintendent at Hua Hin Police Station, said tourists should not provide thieves with an opportunity to steal, and urged them to make sure they keep windows and locked at the accommodation they may be staying in.

Pol Col Paitoon also advised people not to keep valuables close to windows and doors.