Mum accuses daughter of B800k theft

RAYONG — A 42-year-old fruit vendor on Monday filed a complaint with police accusing her teenage daughter of breaking into her bedroom and stealing valuables worth 800,000 baht.

Police were alerted to a break-in and theft at a home in Moo 2 of tambon Phe about 1.30am Monday.  

Police said Sasipim Smedberg said she came home from selling fruit at Ban Phe market to find that someone had broken a padlock, forced their way into her bedroom and stolen a box containing numerous valuable items. 

The stolen items included a Rolex watch worth 200,000 baht, two diamond rings, a gold ring, a gold bracelet, three gold necklaces, a local ATM card and another for a Swedish bank.

Mrs Sasipim said she suspected her daughter because she had a house key and there were no traces of a breaking in at the house door.     

Mrs Sasipim said he 15-year-old liked to hang out with friends until late at night. She had left home to stay with a friend in June and took a house key with her.

He daughter did not have a a key to her mother’s bedroom. Mrs Sasipim, a native of Yasothon, said she had not seen daughter since she left.  

Her husband is Swedish, but no one was at home when the theft occurred 

“I believe my daughter’s friend helped her burgle my room. I’m very sad that my daughter did this. She may have lost her sense of right and wrong and decided to invite a friend to help her steal.

"Mother’s day is only tomorrow,” a sad Mrs Sasipim said. 

Police said they had collected fingerprints at the scene and would find and summon Mrs Sasipim’s daughter and her friend for questioning.  

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