Thai Woman Robbed of 32,000-Baht Gold Necklace on Pattaya Walking Street

Pattaya —

A 25-year-old woman of Thai nationality said she was robbed of her gold necklace on Wednesday night while walking on the popular Walking Street in Pattaya.

Update: The suspect was arrested late yesterday, January 11th, and a full article will be up shortly pending more details from Pattaya police.

Ms. Amarin Kokaew, the victim, told Pattaya police on January 10th that she was walking along Walking Street around 10:00 PM when a tall, young man on a motorcycle approached her. The man quickly reached out, grabbed her gold necklace, which weighed 1 baht and was valued at approximately 32,000 baht, before speeding away toward the Wat Chaimongkol intersection.

Shaken by the incident, Ms. Amarin immediately went to the Pattaya Police Station to report the robbery. She also gave a CCTV recording of the incident to investigating officer Pol Lt Saijai Kamchulla.

Initially, Pol Lt Saija recorded the details of the incident and coordinated with the detective unit to examine the crime scene and gather evidence. According to the CCTV footage, the suspect is a tall man wearing a black jacket, long jeans, and sneakers. He rode a blue motorcycle. The footage showed the suspect entering an alleyway, targeting Ms. Amarin, snatching the necklace, and then quickly fleeing the scene.

Pol Lt Saija stated that police are reviewing the CCTV footage to track down the suspect. He assured Ms. Amarin that the perpetrator will be brought to justice soon.

In a similar incident, an Indian tourist was robbed of his gold necklace worth over 200,000 baht in December last year. The victim passed out from intoxication on Walking Street and later woke up to find the expensive necklace he had been wearing gone.

Fortunately, the suspect was subsequently arrested. The individual was revealed to be a transgender person of Thai nationality.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.