A couple from Mae Rim has been arrested in San Sai in the process of stealing copper cable.
Police intercepted the couple in Moo 3 Mae Faek after receiving a tip off from TOT that cables were being removed in the area.
Caught red-handed or perhaps more accurately copper handed were Mr. Wattana Panjanaat, 25 and his partner, Miss Tanatthak Suksanant, 26, both from Moo 5 Mae Sa, Mae Rim.
Found in their possession was 100 meters of “300X.4 copper cable,” three cutters of various types, one lock and one Honda Click.
The pair, who have confessed, saying they were stealing the cable to melt down and sell, have been charged with the rather odd crime of “stealing at night using a vehicle.”