Pattaya, October 27, 2011 At 12.20 a.m. [PDN]; Pol. Capt. Narongdech Tanapoonsin, Pattaya police was notified by Miss Janpen Phanil age 29 of 26 Soi Suansiam Cross 1 Tambon Kannayao, Amphur Kannayao, Bangkok that while she was riding a motorbike home, in Soi Bongkot central Pattaya Moo 9 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province her handbag was snatched by two teenagers, the driver and the passenger of the motorbike then escaped with her handbag containing cash and important documents.
Later, the police caught the two teenagers coordinating with Banglamung police to assist in the arrest at Baan Rong Poe , Sukhumvit road, the police followed for 20 minutes before making the arrest. Mr. Big age 15 and Mr. Meud age 15 are studying at a secondary school in Pattaya. The police seized their red and black Honda Wave 125, and also found the light yellow handbag of Miss Janpen (the victim) which had her documents and cash inside. The police took the 2 trouble makers to Muang Pattaya police station to allow Miss Janpen identify them.
Mr. Big confessed that he borrowed his elder sister’s motorbike and stated that in the evening of the same day he had snatched the handbag of a foreign tourist in south Pattaya containing 2,000 THB. He said he used the money to buy goods and decorate the motorbike, later he persuaded Mr. Mued, his close friend, to join him by sitting on the back to snatch womens handbags.He also confessed that he used to snatch and run in an area of Pattaya with his friends several times before of which most of the victims were foreigners and used the money for daily life. Their parents never knew about this. Initially, the police had informed their parents and made accusation of “snatch & run with property” and sent them to be investigated by police and to be prosecuted according to the law.