A group of seven Latin Americans were arrested yesterday for allegedly breaking into a Bangkok residence and stealing.
Police said a growing number of crimes were committed by foreign visitors.
Central Bureau of Investigation chief Pol Lt-General Thangai Prasajaksatru said that burglars were targeting rich people’s houses in Bangkok.
The suspects were five Colombian men – Alexander Velandia Jose Rodriguez, 38, Hernandez Guntaro Luis Ferni, 32, Hernandez Guntaro Manuel Antinio, 35, Gian Ospina Rio, 40, Jimenez Fonseca Jonathan Alexander, 24 – plus a Mexican, Montana Lopez Antonio, 41; and a Peruvian woman, Gonzales Pacas Ada Mercedes, 31.
Police presented a safe box and other “evidence”, including a Toyota Fortuner pick-up which the gang rented, “burglar tools”, and several valuables worth Bt590,000.