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Pattaya purse snatcher arrested for robbing tourist

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A thief has been arrested in Pattaya for stealing a purse from a tourist unpacking luggage at a local resort. He has claims he needed the money for Loy Krathong.

The incident happened last Saturday at a resort near the Nongprue public park. CCTV footage shows the suspect snatching the bag from a female tourist before speeding away on a motorbike.

The victim tried to chase after him but wasn’t fast enough, and he got away.

Police later arrested the suspect, who was identified as 29 year old Anirut “F” Buppachart.

He admitted he needed money for Loy Krathong and gifts for his family and claimed he had no other options. He has been charged with theft and remains in custody.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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