Pathum Police Arrest Serial 'Rapist-Robber'

(25 February) Police in Pathum Thani are appealing for information concerning a suspect arrested on suspicion of raping and robbing many victims.

The 32-year old suspect, identified by the police as Mr. Ekkarin "Wao" Sanklao, was arrested after he allegedly robbed and raped a female factory worker in Kukot district on 14 February.

According to the police, the woman said she was robbed by Mr. Ekkarin near Soi Phaholyothin 71 as she was walking home from a bus stop. She told the police she was raped by the suspect later, before he escaped the scene with 10,000 baht in cash and a cellphone that he has robbed from her. 

The police eventually arrested Mr. Ekkarin yesterday. The suspect admitted to his allegation, and claimed that he has committed the crimes in similar manners "many times" in the districts of Don Mueang, Kukot, and Pakkred. 


Mr. Ekkarin has been charged with robbery and rape.

The police have urged other victims of Mr. Ekkarin to visit Kukot Police Station and press charges against the suspect. The police station can be reached via telephone at 02-531-8999.