In Thailand, suspects sometimes must re-enact crime
April 25, 1997
Web posted at: 6:53 p.m. EDT (2253 GMT)
BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- Two men suspected of robbing a jewelry store near Bangkok of more than $80,000 in gold necklaces re-enacted the crime as investigators worked to mount their case against the suspects.
In Thailand, it is not unusual for police to have suspects re-enact crime scenes.
The two were arrested Monday shortly after the heist. Police said the suspects confessed to the crime, with one saying he wanted the money to build a house for his mother. Most of the jewelry was recovered.
A surveillance camera videotaped the robbery, which showed two men in ski masks toting M-16s. They then sped away on a brightly colored motorcycle that police tracked easily. Witnesses said the two suspects entered the store earlier in the day without the ski masks.
Bangkok Bureau Chief Tom Mintier contributed to this report.
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