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The 'Evil Gang,' who mostly cannot be named because they are too young

Phuket Police Nab 'Evil Gang' of Boys Who Robbed Up to 40 Tourists

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
PHUKET: An ''Evil Gang'' of boy armed robbers who stole goods worth 500,000 baht from 30 to 40 tourists on Phuket is under arrest, police said today.

The gang - two 15-year-olds, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old - committed the motorcycle snatch robberies on tourists as they walked the streets of Phuket's popular west coast holiday destinations, Patong, Kata and Karon at night.

The ''Evil Gang'' ( Gang Plakarb) worked under the direction of Prasit Boonyok, 20, police told reporters when the gang were presented at Kathu Police Station in Patong today.

Have you been a victim of the 'Evil Gang'? If so please tell us what happened in the Comment space below


Between 30 and 40 tourists were targetted, and their stolen goods were sold to Kitti Kapirat, 28, at the Delta Shop in the Bg C Supermarket complex in Phuket City, police said.

Khun Kitti was also arrested. Police are still looking for one underage culprit, who fled back to his home province of Satun before officers could nab him.

Gang members were distinguished by an ''Evil Gang'' tattoo on their shoulders.

Since the arrests several days ago, police have mamaged to contact 17 victims of the gang, police said.

Heading the media presentation today were Phuket Provincial Deputy Police Commander Colonel Peerayut Karajedee and Patong's new Police Superintendent Colonel Sermphan Sirikong.

Four other alleged criminals, charged over possesion of illegal drugs, were presented with the seven gang members and their alleged fence.

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There has not been anything in the news about tourists being robbed. Phuket self-censorship?

Posted by Hockey on May 23, 2012 08:32

Editor Comment:

Do you imagine that every event on Phuket is somehow pinned up on a noticeboard somewhere? Perhaps you're living in a dream world, Hockey. Wherever you come from, this is not it.

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Funny that Ed - Thought this was partly a tourism news web site. lol.

Posted by arthur on May 23, 2012 09:07

Editor Comment:

I think you'll find this news has yet to be reported anywhere else, laughiing arthur. Perhaps you and Hockey need to check your noticeboards more often.

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Thank you Ed. I would like to say I read this site every day and am grateful for your efforts - and I notice that snatch robberies are reported here. I have to add that should the claim that this gang had 40 victims then it has not been reported - even mentioned - recently - unless I have missed something.

A snatch gang in operation would have been useful and important news - but it has not been.

I thank you in advance for your mercy.

Posted by arthur on May 23, 2012 10:05

Editor Comment:

Yes, arthur. Blame the victims. They never told us.

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Dreamworld? Living a lie right here, yes. "Blame the victims. They never told us." What? Ok, I do not know how news are reported here.. the victims? Not the police press responsible? Even if the same news, all three farung news have different versions. I call that more like hear say than real news. Yeah I keep living my dream and you live your lie, great!

Posted by Hockey on May 26, 2012 14:59

Editor Comment:

There are no ''lies,'' Hockey, only different interpretations of the facts based on gleaning information from different sources, at different times, then translating it into another language for readers who mostly understand that life in Thailand is inevitably different. A few, though, live in your world, the kidding-yourself world.


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