Robber of motorbike taxi driver arrested

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Seksan Prasetsung was arrested for robbing a female motorbike-taxi driver and stealing her bike.
Seksan Prasetsung was arrested for robbing a female motorbike-taxi driver and stealing her bike.

Pattaya police arrested a drug addict wanted for robbing a female motorbike-taxi driver and stealing her bike.

Seksan Prasetsung, 43, was taken into custody at his Soi Boonsamphan 10 apartment April 3, five days after he allegedly robbed Samang Kumtavee, 53, on Soi Tungkom Tanman 11, taking her handbag with 800 baht and her red Yamaha Spark.

Police investigators traced the route Seksan allegedly took after the March 31 crime, finding her motorbike and then checking nearby closed-circuit cameras to locate the suspect.

Samang said she’d picked up Seksan from the Eakmongkol–Soi Thepprasit taxi stand to take him to Khao Saotongthong Temple. But the man asked her to continue past the temple onto a dark street. Afraid of coming back alone, she stopped and asked him to get off there. He obliged. But as Samang took off her helmet, he pulled it, and smacked her in the head, then rode off with her bike.

Police said Seksan confessed he robbed her because he needed money for drugs and daily expenses.