SUPHAN BURI — A motorcycle being kept as evidence by police was stolen from the station's impound lot in Suphan Buri province yesterday.
Suchin Sukprasert, a radio DJ, said police seized his motorcycle as evidence on 2 March after his sister crashed the bike in a traffic accident, breaking her arm.
According to Suchin, police asked him to retrieve the motorcycle on 17 March, but when he showed up at Mueang Suphan Buri Police Station he was informed that the vehicle had been stolen from the impound lot the night before.
"A policeman told me to accept that I may not get it back," Suchin said. "This is not right. I want them to locate my motorcycle as soon as possible, because I saved money for it for a long time."
He added angrily, "The motorcycle was stolen even though it was parked at a police station. What can ordinary people like me do about it?"
Pol.Col. Montri Kannalekha, superintendent of Mueang Suphan Buri Police Station, said CCTV footage shows a man in a motorcycle helmet enter the impound lot and drive the vehicle away at around 2 am.
"We are urgently working to locate and arrest the perpetrator," Pol.Col. Montri said. "And if it's possible, please do not report about it, because this news does not benefit anyone."
Meanwhile, Pol.Col. Chairat Thippayachan, commander of Suphan Buri police force, told Khaosod that he always instructs police officers to be vigilant about impounded property and evidence, but that officers have been lacking in discipline lately. He added that police will arrest the thief as soon as possible.
"If we cannot find the vehicle, then the police may have to take responsibility for it," said Pol.Col. Chairat.