Police catch serial bag and gold snatcher in Pattaya

PHOTO: 25 year old "Beer" describes his crimes to Pattaya police - The Pattaya News

Pattayans and tourists can breathe a little easier with the arrest of a serial gold and bag snatcher who preyed on both Thais and foreign tourists.

Pattaya police report that 25 year old “Beer” was arrested Thursday.

CCTV helped nab the suspect, who was responsible for many snatch-and-grab thefts in Pattaya.

He snatched a gold necklace from a Thai woman on Monday this week. Last Sunday, he grabbed a gold necklace from a Russian woman in North Pattaya. On January 21 he snatched a bag from a Russian woman and on January 19 he snatched a bag from a Thai woman in Central Pattaya.

Beer has admitted to the crimes and faces multiple charges of theft. Police discovered that he was just released from jail for theft last year.

Local media have reported on several bag snatchings over the past few months and the suspect was behind several of them, according to police. Two other suspects were arrested late last month.


SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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