An Issan man was arrested for allegedly snatching a handbag from a Pattaya teenager.
Suriya Kadnahong, 27, was arrested May 10 for the petty robbery of 18-year-old Kan Loket.
The bag snatch occurred around 6 a.m. near the Ninja Pork barbecue restaurant on Third Road. Kan told police she was on her motorbike and was approached by a man on another motorbike who snatched her bag. Inside were personal items, including cash, her mobile phone, documents and others.
Suriya Kadnahong was arrested for snatching a handbag from a Pattaya teenager.
Police volunteer San Prongkamol witnessed the crime and called in reinforcements who stopped the Maha Sarakham native at the intersection of Soi Nong Yai and the railway-parallel road. He fled into a nearby house but was soon captured.
Police said the suspect confessed to snatching the bag because he was unemployed and needed cash.