Sattahip mob captures teen suspected of motorbike, cemetery thefts

Friday, 16 March 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 11 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Sattahip police had to rescue a 15-year-old suspected motorbike thief from a mob that corralled the boy, alleging he also had robbed a local cemetery of donation money.

Police pulled the underage suspect from the crowd at Sattahip’s Baan Tao Thaan intersection March 3. Residents were screaming and cursing at the boy, with some physically assaulting him.

That’s my bike and that’s the puke who stole it, says 40-year-old Samreng Ngernthim. That’s my bike and that’s the puke who stole it, says 40-year-old Samreng Ngernthim.

Locals allege the teen stole the Honda Wave he was riding from 40-year-old Samreng Ngernthim on Valentine’s Day and was later seen riding the same bike around the Thongthip Market. They claim the boy also stole donations made at the Wat Payup cemetery last October.

Police said the suspect confessed to stealing the motorbike with a 16-year-old friend to give to his girlfriend as a Valentine’s Day present.

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