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Police question the victim outside the house, south of Phuket City

Phuket House Breaker Escapes With 100,000 Baht and Rolex, Says Guide

Monday, August 5, 2013
PHUKET: A Chinese guide on Phuket has told police that a thief robbed her of 100,000 baht and a Rolex watch overnight.

Luo Xiao Yuan, 29, told officers from Vichit Police Station, south of Phuket City, that the money was in a purse on a couch at her home, with the watch.

She and her husband awoke today at their two-storey house in Villa Daoroong Village, and went downstairs in preparation for going to work.

However, she spotted the purse and the watch missing and her husband noted that the front door had been forced open. Vichit police are investigating.

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Ed, is this really news. Surely like in most towns/cities thefts occur daily!

Posted by Fiesty Farang on August 5, 2013 16:38

Editor Comment:

And in most towns/cities, all thefts are reported by the media. But you are under no obligation to read about it, FF.

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Working as a guide seems to be a profitable business. 100 grand on the table, a (real) Rolex and a two storey house isn't bad for showing tourists around. Oh, I forgot the commissions involved...

Posted by Resident on August 5, 2013 18:31

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No sane person leaves 100,000 baht lying around like that. It takes quite a bit of believing. It was one very lucky & happy chance burglar then!

Posted by Logic on August 6, 2013 01:34

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Perhaps she was going to use it to pay off the bus, boat, dinners, etc... for her countrymen during their visit to Phuket. Zero baht tourists my a**.

Posted by GiantFan on August 6, 2013 08:13

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Did the law change? I thought tour guide is a profession reserved for Thai people, so foreigners cannot get a work permit for this occupation.

Posted by Fritz Pinguin on August 6, 2013 12:22


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