Accused necklace snatcher arrested

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A Nakhon Prathom man was arrested for allegedly stealing, then disposing of, a gold necklace from a motorcyclist on Soi Bongkot.

Wongwan Maliket, 22, was detained by a security guard at the King Power duty-free retailer on Sukhumvit Road Sept. 12. The guard grabbed him after Wongwan crashed his black Honda Wave motorbike while being pursued Yingyot Butda, 25.

Yingyot told police he was driving on Soi Bongkot when Wongwan drove by and snatched a 1-baht-weight gold necklace and amulet worth 2,500 baht. He gave chase until Wongwan crashed at King Power.

Police didn’t find the necklace on him, but assume Wongwan tossed the chain during his escape. The suspect denied the charges, but was jailed pending further investigation.

Crime doesn’t pay, a lesson Wongwan Maliket learned the hard way. Crime doesn’t pay, a lesson Wongwan Maliket learned the hard way.