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24 March 2009 :: 19:03:40 pm 9424

Pattaya Tourists Arrest Bag Snatcher

On 24th March a bag snatcher was apprehended by witnesses after he had robbed a foreign couple near Pattaya Beach Road Soi 2.
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Pattaya police investigator, Pol.Lt. Somchai Chaikananukul, was notified at 00:10 am, and dispatched a police team to investigate.

At Pattaya Beach, in front of Soi 2, Moo. 9, Nongprue, police found Mr. Chanchai Sriprai [20], residing at 138 Moo. 1, Nonmeung, Naglang, Nongbualumpoo, in possession of a handbag containing over 100,000 baht in cash, credit cards and other important documents.

Also at the scene were Mrs. Monica Pasakova, a lawyer and her husband, from the Czech Republic, who identified Mr. Chanchai as the man who had robbed them earlier.

Mrs. Monika said she and her husband were staying at a hotel nearby and gone out for a drink and enjoy the night view of Pattaya Beach, in the vicinity of Soi 2. Unexpectedly, Mr. Chanchai passed by and grabbed her handbag and tried to run away. She and her husband shouted for help and luckily some tourists who were nearby managed to arrest the robber.

   

Mr. Chanchai, who is unemployed, confessed to the crime. Police took him into custody for further investigation and processing.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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