Transwomen caught on CCTV stealing Buddha statue from Thai temple

CCTV footage final night caught two Thai transwomen stealing a Buddha statue from Tha Kharm Temple in Chachoengsao province in the japanese region of Thailand.
A fifty two year previous monk, Tikhamporn Artsapo, noticed that a Buddha statue, Luang Por So Thorn, was lacking from his temple right now. So, he checked the temple’s CCTV footage and discovered that two transwomen stole the statue the night earlier than and reported the issue to the Bang Pakong Police Station.
Two transwomen have been seen riding their motorcycle into the temple at about 8.35pm on Monday, May 1. They obtained off their vehicle and wandered across the temple. They are then seen walking to the abbot’s accommodation however they didn’t find anything of value.
Recession-proof went to a temple pavilion where they found the Luang Por So Thorn statue. One of the transwomen took an image of the statue before they left the temple on their motorbike.
At 9.24pm the two transwomen returned to the temple. One of them grabbed the Luang Por So Thorn statue, coated it with a fabric and escaped from the scene.
The monk, Tikhamporn, later advised police that he believed they stole the statue as a end result of they believed it was made of pricey brass. However, the statue was made of silica and never worth as much as that they had expected. Tikhamporn said…
“The damage just isn’t that high but the karma may be very severe. They dared to steal from a temple. No worry of sin.”
The two transwomen are presently at large and the police are trying to find them.
This incident just isn’t an isolated one as there have been several reported thefts from temples and mosques in Thailand. In most cases, the thieves targeted donation bins, not useful statues.
For instance, just four weeks ago a Thai man stole 30,000 baht from a donation box at the Darul Ibadah Mosque in Pattaya. In March, another thief stole 50,000 baht from the Wihan Siam temple. In February, the Suan Mokkh temple in Pattaya was robbed, while the Khao Phra Tamnak temple on Jomtien Beach misplaced around 50,000 baht in January..

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