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Arrest made in subway attack on Thai model

The New York Police Department Saturday announced the arrest of a suspect in the purse snatching attack of a 23-year old Thai model.

The New York Post reports prosecutors charged Kevin Douglas with second-degree robbery, third-degree robbery, and second-degree assault.

Surveillance video which you can see below shows a man dragging Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23, on the subway platform. punching her four times and then running off after he grabs her purse on November 22.

According to the Daily Mail, Douglas has a lengthy criminal record including 44 arrests.

The same day as the attack on Jirajariyawetch, Douglas is accused of barging into the home of a 34-year-old home and punching her in the face. Police arrested him the same day, but did not connect him to the subway attack earlier that day until this past week.

“Nothing can change what happened to me but I am happy to know he can not do this to someone else,” the model said to the Post Saturday.

As AsAmNews previously reported, she had previously said she felt luck to just be alive.

“I don’t want anyone else to go through this or be hurt by this person. This can not keep happening.”

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