Quick roadblock nets two alleged necklace snatchers

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Quick-acting Banglamung Police nabbed two suspected gold thieves before they could escape in East Pattaya.

Arnont Saengboonthai, 21, and Thawat Yuthanaw, 19, were apprehended at a Soi Khao Talo roadblock near the Nongprue railroad tracks May 18. In their possession police found a 1.5 baht necklace belonging to 38-year-old Napat Yaemprayoon.

“Yes, those are the thieves that stole my necklace.” “Yes, those are the thieves that stole my necklace.”

Napat told police she was driving her motorbike on Soi Khao Talo when it was ripped from her neck. She called police with a description of the motorbike-riding thieves and their vehicle. Police quickly threw up the checkpoint before they could flee the area.

The two youths reportedly admitted to the theft, saying they needed money for entertainment.