Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly snatching a gold chain off a French tourist in South Pattaya.
Sakda Chanchai, 19, and Pittaya Daoruang, 18, both of Soi Nernplabwan were apprehended on Third Road Jan. 29, a short distance away from the crime scene in front of the PRS Hotel on Soi 17.
Jean-Christophe Bailly, 29, said he was walking past the hotel when two youths drove by and one ripped off his necklace. It fell to the ground and the teens stopped to get it, slowing their escape.
Police said Sakda admitted to having committed several snatchings while Pittaya claimed this was his first time.
Snatch and run thieves Sakda Chanchai and Pittaya Daoruang were apprehended a short distance from their latest crime.