CHONBURI — A motorcyclist allegedly mugged a 51-year-old Chinese tourist in Pattaya last night, stealing an estimated 50,000 baht worth of her belongings.
The Chinese woman told police via an interpreter that the thief approached her on a motorcycle at around midnight while she was walking near Soi 16/3 in Pattaya, a resort town east of Bangkok with a high crime rate.
The man then stole her bag, which contained 7,000 renminbi and 1,000 baht in cash, one diamond ring, one Buddhist amulet, and her personal documents, according to the victim. She estimated that the total losses amount to at least 50,000 baht.
The tourist said she was not sure how many people were involved because the robbery took place very quickly, said Pol.Lt. Jakkrit Chantakham, an officer at Mueang Pattaya Police Station.
"She said this kind of thing has never happened to her before, and she has to go back to China tomorrow, so it's really an unfortunate incident," said Pol.Lt. Jakkrit.
The officer said police are searching for a suspect.