Chalong Police are seeking the Norwegian tourist Morten Lundsrun whose credit card and Norwegian driving license, credit card and ID card were recovered during the arrest of an alleged serial thief over the weekend.
Chalong Police Inspector Sutham Rattanasawangwongse received a tipoff at 5:30pm on Sunday that 40-year-old Sombat Supprasit was spotted riding a motorbike without a license plate near Nong Harn Lake in Karon.
Mr Sombat, who had once been arrested for robbing a tourist at Kata Beach, was waved over by officers as he passed the entrance to Soi Kok Tanode in Kata.
Rather than pulling over, the suspect sped up before ditching the bike at a 7-Eleven store and scaling a wall.
Meanwhile, Chalong Police and the Norwegian consulate in Phuket are trying to track down Norwegian national Morten Lundsrun so that his credit and ID cards can be returned.