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Alexander Bakhnov with his rescued telephone early today

Phuket Resort Villa's Russian Guest Robbed: Police Nab Telephone Thief Quickly

Saturday, October 4, 2014
PHUKET: A Russian tourist enjoying his stay at a Phuket resort in villa-style accommodation was shocked early today to find his mobile telephone had been stolen.

He went straight to Karon Police Station where officers reacted quickly and caught the thief at his home in Chalong with the tourist's telephone still in his pocket.

Alexander Bakhnov, 26, said he was staying at The Palmery in Kata with the door to the pool left open as he prepared for bed.

About 12.30am he noticed the telephone, valued at 13,000 baht, had disappeared from a table.

Police checked security camera footage and used a motorcycle ownership data base that put them on the doorstep at the southern Phuket home of Tung Taotong, 28, before sunrise.

In his pocket was Mr Bakhnov's telephone, police said. Shown the security camera footage, he admitted the theft.

Police are still looking for a man so far identified only as ''Ae'' who kept lookout for Khun Tung while he stole. It's expected that security at The Palmery will be improved.


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Very impressive Police BETTER than international standards in this case, in the UK etc you would probably file a report with the Police never to be heard they found the robber and your phone. People on here are too quick to speak badly about the Police but I think they would be the first people you would call if you were attacked or had a big problem.

Posted by Feisty Farang on October 4, 2014 11:21


I totally agree with you FF. I once had a crazy flatmate (London) who stole my phone as i was in the shower. I went straight to the police and they refused to take action because it was a "petty theft". In my own house!!!! Unbelievable.
Well done Thai police on this one.

Posted by danny on October 4, 2014 12:43


Good police work...but as usual, the photos are a riot!

Posted by sky on October 4, 2014 13:02


The police only acted because they like Phil Collins. At least the thief has a photo of the phone to keep as a memento.

Posted by Anonymous on October 4, 2014 14:05


matching dressing gowns grouse!

Posted by Harry on October 5, 2014 11:31

Monday June 24, 2024
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa


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