Long Beach Man Arrested in Connection to Thefts of Credit Card Readers
Photos courtesy of Long Beach PD
Long Beach Police have announced an arrest in connection to the alleged thefts of credit card readers from several local businesses.
27-year-old Soviya Phuiwandee of Long Beach was identified as the suspect in at least ten alleged thefts throughout September and October of this year — two on Elm Avenue, four on Pine Avenue, two on East Broadway, one on West Broadway, and another in Redondo, police said in a press release.
On Thursday, October 27, following a weeks-long investigation, police apprehended Phiuwandee in downtown Long Beach after recognizing his clothing from surveillance video of previous thefts. Phuiwandee was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
After the arrest, investigators obtained a search warrant for Phuiwandee’s home and recovered several stolen credit card readers, police said.
Phuiwandee remains in custody on $260,000 bail.