Bag-snatch suspect nabbed for stealing 78 baht from 14-year-old

Friday, 06 December 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Chiang Mai man was arrested for allegedly stealing a 14-year-old’s handbag containing 78 baht.

Surasak Multhin, 32, was detained by an unidentified resident near a Thipmanee Cable TV center on Soi Nongyai 8 Nov. 25. Police arrived to find him with a woman’s purse containing the 78 baht and makeup belonging to Mattayom 2 student Kanchana Jansorn.

Surasak Multhin (shown here handcuffed in the back of the police pickup) claimed it was his first attempt at bag snatching.Surasak Multhin (shown here handcuffed in the back of the police pickup) claimed it was his first attempt at bag snatching.

Kanchana told police she was driving toward the tunnel on Banmap 2 when Surasak drove up alongside and snatched her purse. She chased after the suspect, screaming for help the entire way. When they reached the railroad tracks, a passerby kicked over the suspect’s bike and corralled him for police.

Police said Surasak confessed, saying it was his first attempt at bag snatching. He said he needed cash for daily expenses.

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