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Police arrest necklace snatch thief

PHUKET: Police have arrested the man wanted for snatching a necklace worth about B35,000 from a woman’s neck while she was still riding her motorbike in Phuket Town at night last week.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 25 July 2022, 10:19AM

The theft-in-motion happened on Yaowarat Rd in Samkong at about 8:20pm last Wednesday (July 20).

The necklace stolen was gold with a pendant attached, together valued at about B35,000.

An investigation led by Lt Paweenuch Kongsuth, Deputy Inspector-General of Investigation at Phuket City Police, tracked down the thief, named by police only as “Mr Pakphum” (family name withheld), police announced yesterday (July 24).

Officers arrested Mr Pakphum at his home in Khok Kloi, Takua Thung District, in Phang Nga province, just north of Phuket, on Saturday (July 23), said the police announcement.

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Mr Pakphum was taken into custody under an arrest warrant issued by Phuket Provincial Court that same day (July 23), the announcement added.

He reportedly confessed to committing the theft.

Mr Pakhum was taken to Phuket City Police Station and charged with using a vehicle to commit a crime and flee the scene at night.

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DeKaaskopp | 25 July 2022 - 19:58:35

@Capripornball    As you know the police station and as you know the name of the officer responsible for this case , why don't you just drive there using your  perfect Thai language knowledge and ask him if you are so eager to know,John !

Fascinated | 25 July 2022 - 19:01:54

So much hate in one small paragraph below- seek therapy.

Capricornball | 25 July 2022 - 15:21:16

Well...did the little loser have the poor girl's necklace and amulet?...or did the little POS sell it for drug money, thus forced to do 10 wais and a sorry.  I'll guess the poor girl will have to take the loss. I would be interested to know if this girl recovers her loss, and ends up having to pay officer Somchai a fee for doing his job, or if she just gets a sorry.


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