Teen gangsters nabbed
A gang of teenagers was arrested for allegedly robbing more than 60 men during the past three months, including Chulalongkorn University students.
"During the interrogation, they confessed to stealing motorcycles and robbing people since December. They committed about 50 crimes in the Yannawa area alone," Pol Maj General Wanlop Pratummueang, commander of Metropolitan Police Division 6, said Wednesday.
One of the suspects has a pregnant wife so they decided not to target women.
The suspects, aged 16-18, were driving stolen motorbikes when they were nabbed.
Kunchart Utaiwichakul, a Chulalongkorn student, positively identified the thieves, who attacked him at a bus stop in front of his campus after he refused to hand them his cellphone.
"They beat me up until I collapsed. Then, they fled. I was lying there until a lecturer walked past and rushed me to a hospital," he said.
Police vowed to investigate further to nail all the accomplices.
"We believe the gang must have had more than seven members," said Pol Lt Colonel Panom Chuathong, deputy superintendent of Pathum Wan Police Station.