Lamphun man arrested for stealing cars with forklift then selling then

In a bizarre case, a Lamphun man has been arrested for stealing cars with a forklift then selling them.

The arrest took place in Moo 6 Makhuea Chae, Mueang Lamphun yesterday, April 11.

According to reports, the accused, Mr. Wanchai Phikunngam, 38 had been stealing cars randomly across both Chiang Mai and Lamphun for a number years.

Cars, which in this cases were exclusively older models, would simply disappear without any witnesses causing police to launch an investigation that included studying CCTV footage.

As it turned out, Mr. Phikunngam would use a forklift to take the cars away making it appear like he was a mechanic who had come to fix the vehicle.

Once taking the vehicles to his home address he would then sell them for between 1,000 to 2,000 baht each.

Police found 10 stolen vehicles on the property.

Mr. Phukunngam eventually confessed, saying that he had stolen the vehicles because his “many wives were needy” and he needed more money.