Nongprue police have arrested a Phayao man for allegedly robbing a Russian woman in her Soi Wat Boonsamphan home.
Tatiana Ostapchuk, 35, called police after an armed man held her at gunpoint inside her house in Rawiporn Village April 2. He fled with about 100,000 baht in electronics.
Victim Tatiana Ostapchuk points to the man who robbed her at gunpoint inside her home.
Obviously unaware the iPhone he allegedly stole emits a traceable signal, Chaimongkol Damkhlongtan, 23, was found just hours later in a rented room in Rayong. Police recovered the fake 9mm handgun he used, along with a mobile phone, Apple iPad and a Canon camera. They also seized the Khon Kaen-registered Toyota pickup truck allegedly used in the robbery.
Police got a bonus during the arrest, also finding and arresting a couple wanted for a March burglary in Pattaya. Anake Naksomboon, 33 and Khanittha Janrat, 24, were booked on a March 21 arrest warrant.
Police said all three suspects confessed to their crimes, with the couple saying they needed the money to buy drugs.