Food Thief Preys On Motorists At Phitsanulok Market

(14 May) Khaosod correspondent received reports of a new kind of theft in Phitsanulok province: stealing bags of food from motorcycles parked in front of a market in the town centre of Phitsanulok province.

These thieves had stolen bags of food hanging on motorcycles as the
owners shop at the market. This has happened repeatedly and had caused trouble for market

Mr. Suchart Popunmai said sometimes he and other fellow food vendors in the market
saw these thieves in action right in front of them, but was unable to stop them. The vendors can
only confirm the existence of the thieves, most of whom did not seem needy and hungry at

Mr. Saneh Niemsalood, Chairman of the Board of “Ruam Jai” market, revealed that he has
received many complaints about these thieves. Most of the victims came to the market alone and
bought a lot of food.

Mr. Saneh complained that even though there is market staff that
collects parking fee, they did not help look after the food hung on the

Ms.Aksorn Popetch, 44, parking fee collector at the market, said that she has
been reprimanded many times about this situation and admitted that there had been many similar
incidents at this market.