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Phuket Bag Snatch Boy Dies: Police Pursue Hit-Run Killer
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:12:27 PM »
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PHUKET: A Phuket boy who took part in a bag-snatch only to become the victim of a hit-run while making his motorcycle getaway has died in hospital.

Pongsakorn Bawtangtansakul, 16, was riding the Scoopy motorcycle that collided with a vehicle immediately after his pillion rider snatched the bag of a Singaporean tourist on Monday.

Police now have an added reason to find the driver of the vehicle who drove on after the crash about 8.30pm on the road between Patong and Karon.

The Singaporean woman tourist, who stayed on her motorcycle despite having her bag stolen, has since flown home, say investigating police.

Khun Pongsakorn had been in the intensive care unit at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City, where he died at 10am yesterday.

The 15-year-old boy who took part in the robbery with Khun Pongsakorn is still in Vachira Phuket where he is being treated for broken legs and other injuries. He is expected to recover.

A police officer was on duty at Vachira Phuket guarding the boys. Police have yet to lay charges against the surviving bag-snatcher, who cannot be named because he is under age.

The crash took place on the Phuket west coast road close to the entrance to Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort.

An s-bend near the resort turnoff is notoriously dangerous, and that's where the boys decided to jump the tourist before speeding off towards Patong.

Khun Pongsakorn has become a road toll victim but Phuketwan is unable to report the tally of deaths and injuries so far this year or for the whole of 2012 because figures are no longer being released.

The same applies to drowning figures on Phuket. No Public

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