Woman snatches bag from Dutch tourist in Phuket
PHUKET: A 66-year-old Dutch tourist, Monika Van Rossum, reported to Chalong police on Tuesday evening (February 21) that her bag had been snatched by a young couple in Karon.
Wednesday 22 February 2012, 10:48AM
She told police that while she was walking with her husband along the side of Patak Rd, a young Thai woman jumped off a motorbike and walked up alongside her.
The young woman then snatched Ms Van Rossum’s bag and ran to the bike which her was driven away at speed.
Ms Van Rossum said the bag contained the couple’s hotel key, B5,000 in cash and a mobile phone.
Police noted that other similar cases have occurred in the Karon area and they are on the lookout for the thieving couple.