Russian tourist loses B14,000 to Pattaya bag snatchers

Police question the Russian victim at the crime scene in Pattaya late on Tuesday night. (Photos by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA – A Russian tourist lost valuables worth about 14,000 baht to bag snatchers on a motorcycle late on Tuesday night.

Awastdsita Solodking, 33, told local police she was robbed by two young men on a black motorcycle about 11pm while walking from a massage parlour to her room on Soi Sea Hill 5 in Bang Lamung district.

She said her bag contained about 4,000 baht in cash and a mobile phone worth about 10,000 baht.

Witnesses said the two men had been waiting on their motorcycle in the area. When the Russian tourist turned up they drove past her and snatched her handbag. A witness tried to chase the robbers, no avail.

Police said they would try to identify the thieves from surveillance camera footage.

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