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Two held for Pattaya necklace theft

Necklace Theft: Two Thai men have been arrested for allegedly snatching a gold necklace from a woman on a Pattaya street, police said on Wednesday.

Pattaya’s Pol Col Apichai Krobphet said Narit Khunnane, 26, and Charoonwitthaya Sawadeekit, 21, were arrested in front of a motorcycle repair shop in Moo 10 village in Tambon Nong Yai in Bang Lamung district on Tuesday.

The two were accused of driving their motorcycle after their victim, Wiphaporn Sonsomnuek, 27, and snatched her gold necklace worth about Bt28,000 and sped off after midnight on January 5. The victim was riding her motorcycle on the Thep Prasit road heading to Jomtien Beach.

Police traced the two from security cameras.

Narit is facing a charge of raping a Chinese tourist on October 21 and had been released on bail.