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25 February 2014 :: 13:02:02 pm 82592

Phuket Snatch-And-Run Duo Arrested After Tourist Bag Grab

Police in Patong arrested two young men for snatching a bag from a tourist in front of Patong Hospital late last night. The bag contained cash and an HTC smartphone.
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PHUKET – February 25,2014; snatchers’ victim was able to give police good descriptions of them: they were riding a white Honda motorbike; the driver was wearing a cream-coloured jacket while his partner was wearing jeans with a T-shirt with the number 9 on the back of it.

Using the descriptions, police were able to track their route after the robbery by studying CCTV footage. They saw them turn into Soi Cable, off Phrabaramee Rd in Patong.

When police arrived in the soi they were spotted by the duo who escaped into a nearby bush area, leaving behind the motorbike with the green bag, snatched from their victim, still in the basket.

Police persisted in their search and at 1.30am today finally cornered and arrested the two on the road near the Baramee Resotel.

The snatchers were identified as Piyachai Chaisiha, 20, from Mahasarakam province, and Thammanoon Prangthong, 20, from Phuket.

They admitted the theft and were charged.

Police also recovered other stolen bags from the two men, indicating that they had been making a career of snatch-and-go thefts.

View the original story on The Phuket News

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