Colombians held in spate of burglaries
Four Colombian nationals have been arrested for alleged multiple breakins at luxury homes in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Chon Buri, using a car they rented to transport their loot.
Prior to a gunfight with police on Thursday that saw one of them shot and wounded, the four suspects were caught in the act of carrying out a heist at a Nonthaburi home by a team of police officers who had been tracking them. In an effort to escape, suspect Alexus Morina, the racket’s getaway driver, sped up the sedan in an attempt to ram a policeman, but was shot in the back.
The three other suspects were identified as Willinton, Orlando and Stever Quintero. Officials did not say whether the three are related. They have been charged with burglary, attempted theft and trespass. Morina faces an additional charge of attempted murder of an onduty police officer.
Police said Willinton Quintero was arrested for theft and had been imprisoned for two years and three months.(is this a previous case?)