Pattaya Daily News

28 November 2014 :: 11:11:04 am 94602

Bag Snatching Gang Caught In Pattaya

Pattaya police have made a statement about the arrest of 2 people who are part of a bag snatching gang. They were arrested after snatching a bag from 2 Japanese tourists. The police are now hunting for the other 3 gang members.
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PATTAYA – November 27,2014 [Pattaya Daily News] at 00.10 am Pol.Col.Suppatee Boonkrong-acting superintendent of Pattaya police station-, Pol.Lt.Col.Kowit Sawasmongkol-inspector-, Pol.Capt.Netithorn Rattanasuchana-deputy inspector- and police officers had made a statement about the arrest of a bag snatching gang which consisted of Mr.Akom Sotang aged 24 and Ms.Usa Eiumsaard aged 31 who were caught with 4,600 baht that belonged to Mr.Matsumoto Yoshinori aged 51 and Mr.Saito Yoshiaki aged 55.

 

Whilst on patrol the police saw the two Japanese men shouting for help so the police rushed to assist them. Upon questioning them they said that they had their bag snatched by a gang whilst travelling on a baht bus. They took around 14,600 baht then fled the scene.

 

Later the police officers arrested 2 of the snatchers who had 4,600 baht in their possession. Ms.Usa’s confessed that she had robbed the bag with her friends which consisted of Ms.Saowapa Saetang aged 23, Mrs.Sunan Keawsaard aged 45 and Mr.Sarawut Ruengraksa aged 26 and they divided the money up between them before going their separate ways.

 

Pol.Col.Suppatee said that the police checked their criminal backgrounds and found out that the two suspects had been arrested for this type of crime many times before. This type of crime is destroying tourism in Pattaya which is already at a all time low. The police refused to let them go on bail and are now hunting the rest of the gang.

 

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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