Two Thai men arrested for stealing gold necklace in drive by theft

Two Thai men have been arrested for allegedly snatching a gold necklace from a woman on a Pattaya street, police said on Wednesday.

Pattaya’s Pol Col Apichai Krobphet said Narit Khunnane, 26, and Charoonwitthaya Sawadeekit, 21, were arrested in front of a motorcycle repair shop in Moo 10 village in Tambon Nong Yai in Bang Lamung district on Tuesday.

The two were accused of driving their motorcycle after their victim, Wiphaporn Sonsomnuek, 27, and snatched her gold necklace worth about Bt28,000 and sped off after midnight on January 5. The victim was riding her motorcycle on the Thep Prasit road heading to Jomtien Beach.

The victim stated that the necklace had been a New Years gift from her father and she was returning home from work when the theft took place. She said she had been devastated by the theft as it was a very special gift.

Police traced the two from security cameras.

Narit is additionally facing a charge of raping a Chinese tourist on October 21 and had been released on bail.

Text Credit: The Nation

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