One alleged gold necklace snatcher who committed crimes mostly against Indian tourists in Pattaya was finally arrested in Bangkok by Pattaya tourist police and Bangkok police.
Pattaya tourist police partnered with investigators from the Pattaya Police Station to investigate successive similar pickpocketing and gold snatching thefts mostly against Indian tourists in the Pattaya area. The investigation took several weeks and finally led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for one suspect on June 10th.
According to reports, the suspect, whose name was not revealed by the tourist police, was a transgender individual. The suspect was arrested at a rental room in the Onnut area in Bangkok by Phra Khanong police and was transferred back to the Pattaya Police Station for legal proceedings.
TPN notes that the gold snatching and pickpocketing against international tourists has become a regular and major issue since Thailand easing more border and Covid-19 restrictions from May 1st. The thefts involve numerous victims who claim that the crimes are carried out in groups of two, so we might expect to see more arrests soon.
You can learn more about the recent thefts here.