Sattahip police suspect in 5 necklace, phone snatchings

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Police have arrested the suspect behind almost a half-dozen necklace and phone robberies in Sattahip.

Jaturong Nuamsree, 22, was apprehended at the BB Hotel in Taothan March 26 following a complaint by 59-year-old Kanokwan Phromsorn that a man matching his description had snatched her 1-baht-weight gold necklace outside her Soi Wat Khao Khanthman house. Police identified Jaturong from CCTV footage and the victim identified a photo of him.

Following his arrest, four others came forward with charges that Jaturong had stolen their small gold necklaces or, in the case of a blind man, his mobile phone.

A security camera caught footage of Jaturong Nuamsree snatching a gold necklace from one of his victims in Sattahip.A security camera caught footage of Jaturong Nuamsree snatching a gold necklace from one of his victims in Sattahip.

Police said Jaturong confessed to snatching Kankokwan’s necklace, saying he needed the money for drugs. He had stopped on his Honda motorbike in front of her house to ask directions. When the victim got close enough, he stole the necklace and fled.