When a group of hoodlums snatched a 20,000-baht gold necklace from Manita Rattadaoruerng, the victim recognized one of the thieves. She had been attacked on her motorbike in South Pattaya. Following investigations, two of the gang were arrested while sleeping in a cheap guesthouse. They had a history of convictions. Both men admitted that bag snatching was their preferred method of earning money to purchase narcotics.