BANGKOK – June 1, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Gen. Vibul Bangtamai, Commissioner of the Immigration Police reported the arrest of Mr. Villinton Ricardo Quintero Colonel Louis Orlando, age 43, nationality Columbian, Mr. Quintero Colonel Yeson Stever, age 30, nationality Columbian in possession of stolen goods such as mobile phones, notebook computer, iPads etc.
Pol. Lt. Gen Vibul said that a team of detectives had been tracking the Colombians led by Mr. Villinton Ricardo Quintero for a while.
Their modus operandi, they rented a car in Pattaya and drove around Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pathumthani, breaking into luxury houses.
On May 31, 2012 at 17:00 hours, Mr. Villinton was climbing the fence of a house # 76/6 Soi Nonthaburi in Nonthaburi province. The police was arrested Mr. Villinton but Mr. Morina Vimor Alexis, the getaway driver tried to run over Pol. Capt. Prasert.
The police had to shoot the tires of the suspect’s car. Mr. Quintero Colonel Yeson Stever was injured and was sent to the police hospital.
Later, the police inspected the room of Mr. Villinton and fellow criminal at Mango Lagoon hotel and Rambutri hotel in Khao San and seized burglary equipment, mobile phones, notebook computers, iPads and many other stolen items.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Vibul said that he had commanded Pol. Capt. Prasert and the police team to notify with Rattanathibet police staion (Amphur Muang Nonthaburi) and charge the Columbians with theft, resisting arrest and trying to kill a police officer.
Upon checking the suspects criminal history, the police found that Mr. Villinton Quintero had previously been arrested at Bangken police station and charged with theft and had been jailed for 2 years 3 months.
Victims or witnesses regarding the burglaries committed by the Colombian gang can contact the Immigration Police Hot Line Telephone # 1178.