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Thief steals 10 household water meters in downtown Udon Thani in single night

Jul 24. 2017
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By The Nation

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A lone thief removed 14 tap-water meters in Udon Thani’s Mueang district on Sunday night before fleeing the area by motorcycle with 10 of them, police said on Monday.

Officers at Mueang Udon Thani police station said they had received complaints from 14 households in the downtown area that their water meters had been stolen, although four of them were found to have been removed but not taken away.

Pol Captain Banchong Patro, deputy inspector at the police station, said CCTV footage showed one person – a motorcycle rider – going from house to house to steal the meters.

The footage showed that the thief had been able to remove a water meter in just one minute with his bare hands, he said.

Banchong added that police had recently received complaints from 136 households in Mueang and nearby districts that their water meters had been stolen.

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