Jump to content
Jonathan Fairfield

Rayong thief steals car with toddler on board

Recommended Posts

Rayong thief steals car with toddler on board

By The Nation

 

n2.jpg

Image: Sanook

 

A thief drove off in a sedan containing a three-year-old boy in Rayong’s Muang district on Saturday morning, leading to a dramatic search involving cooperation between Facebook users.


The mother, Saenkaew Saensenya, 42, alerted the Muang Rayong police station at 7.30am that her Honda City car had been stolen with her son on board.

 

She said she left her son in a baby seat in the back of the car and left the engine running while she visited a 7-Eleven in front of Ploen Chai 4 housing estate on Sukhumvit road in Tambon None Phra.

 

The mother said she saw her car drive off, so she rushed out of the shop to shout for help – but it was too late. As well as notifying police, she posted a notice on her Facebook wall seeking help in locating the car and her son.

 

Her post was widely shared by Rayong residents while police checked security camera footage that confirmed that a young man had entered the car and driven off.

 

A few hours later, a woman, Praree Sukatta, 32, called police to say that she had seen a boy who could be the lost child described in the Facebook post.

 

Praree, a Yakult delivery woman, told police that she saw the boy walking behind a man from King Taksin shrine and that the man had left the boy in front of a law firm. The woman then alerted lawyers inside the building, who called police.

 

The boy was taken to see his mother at the police station and she broke down with tears of joy.

 

Police later found the stolen car at a car park. They suspect that the thief was frightened to see a child on board, so he drove to the car park and left both the vehicle and the boy there and fled.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30344204

 

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-04-28

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just soooo lucky that it all turned out well. Could have been another tragic Thai incident.

 

I note that a lot of cars/pick-ups leave the air on when the driver is on a quick errand.

 

Lucky boy, lucky mum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The kid was in a car seat, not often seen or heard of here but to leave the keys in with your child still in the car is reckless parenting !

  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funnily enough if you scolded a Thai for leaving their child in the car with the engine on you would be told "You think too much!"

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

She said she left her son in a baby seat in the back of the car and left the engine running while she visited a 7-Eleven

Boggles the mind.

 

 

Still, not as much as the morons that take their kids out onto the road on scooters. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very foolish for mum to leave car unlocked and unattended.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once read of a similar situation, but the driver was caught and charged with car theft and kidnapping!!

I never did read of the end result, but he was in big trouble!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, OJAS said:

So Facebook does, on the very very odd occasion then, serve a purpose which might arguably be considered as useful?

Don't underestimate facebook. It may not mean a lot to people of the older generation (me included) but it is a very, very fast way of communication for younger people (say 35 and under). My daughter can update me on things well before it is on the news....anywhere.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, tryasimight said:

Don't underestimate facebook. It may not mean a lot to people of the older generation (me included) but it is a very, very fast way of communication for younger people (say 35 and under). My daughter can update me on things well before it is on the news....anywhere.

 

Your daughter can update you before YOU read it on the news, which might just mean that she checks FB very often. I don't know about your daughter, but many young people spend way too much time glued to their phones. Said by a dinosaur, of course.

In the specific case, however, it does seem that FB helped, hat off.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 26 June 2018 00:50
Sponsors
×