Robbers Prey On 'Lucky New Year' Temple-Goers

(1 January) Robbers have stolen belongings from the vehicles of several temple-goers who attended a New Year blessing ceremony in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

The incident took place at the parking lot of Wat Pa Salawan in Mueang district. The suspects have broken the car windows with bricks and stolen valuable items such as ATM cards, wallets, and mobile phones. 
One of the targeted carowners, Ms. Kanyapon Thitikhunchote, said she attended the New Year′s Eve prayer session at the temple with her husband for good luck, and she is much saddened by the theft. 
Police said investigation is ongoing.
A popular activity in recent years,  New Year′s Eve prayer session (Suad Mon Kaam Pi) was held in numerous temples across the country last night for Thais who prefer to start a new year with holy blessing.



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