Assuming the role of a buyer, the man requested to examine three gold necklaces, each weighing 2 baht, and one weighing 50 satangs. The shop attendant obliged, placing the four necklaces on a tray for the supposed customer to take a closer look. The man proceeded to put one necklace around his neck before asking the attendant for a mirror, Bangkok Post reported.
As the attendant turned to retrieve the mirror, the opportunistic thief seized the three other necklaces from the tray and made a hasty exit from the shop, all four necklaces in hand. The suspect then fled the scene on a Honda Wave motorcycle with no licence plate, speeding along Thepharak Road.
Local police are continuing their search for the cunning gold snatcher.
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