A 63-year-old Chinese man has been arrested for stealing pot plants from businesses and homes in the Mae Rim area.
The cunning plant thief, Mr. Jin Pu Huai was finally undone after he was caught on CCTV at the Khun Tim restaurant on Mae Rim – Mae Jo Road (Highway 1260) yesterday morning, March 4. at around 6 a.m.
The CCTV footage showed Mr. Huai pulling up in a Toyota Vios, grabbing a plant then driving off – the number plate clear in the video.
Tracing the number plate, Mae Rim police subsequently raided Mr. Huai’s home in a moo baan in Tambon Mueang Kaeo where they found over 20 various stolen pot plants.
According to Thai media, people within the moo baan had been complaining for some time that someone had been stealing their pot plants but until now, the pot plant thief was unknown.
Better still, Mr. Huai told police that he didn’t know that he was doing was wrong as he thought the plants had been abandoned.