BANGKOK, Thailand – The Thai police have claimed on Sunday, May 21, to have arrested a pickpockets gang which was involved in several theft incidents around Pratunam area in Bangkok, The Nation reported.
Police force from the 191 patrol and the Special Operations Division arrested two Thai men and three Cambodian women who allegedly admitted to authorities that they have pickpocketed up to 40 times over the last two years.
The police recovered from the gang of pickpockets smartphones, a gold necklace, Bt70,000 in cash as well as pawnshop tickets.
Division Chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakparn told the media that Cambodian Doung Thida, 35, was arrested first at a textile market near Bai Yok Building and later detained Thadech Nithithatchai, 45, who allegedly assisted Doung and her two female companions aged 28 and 32, with travel and accommodation as well as reselling the stolen items; and Sompong Butri, 70, who allegedly acted as a lookout.
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