A woman was arrested after stealing a mobile phone from a German tourist at a beach in Wichit.
The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (December 14th) Ms. Van (alias), 25, a German national, went swimming in the sea in Ao Yon. She put her iPhone 13 Pro that cost about 30,000 baht in her bag on the beach. Thirty minutes later she found that her mobile phone had disappeared from the bag while she was swimming. She consequently filed a report to the Wichit Police.
The Phuket Tourist Police and the Wichit Police checked CCTV footage at a hotel near the beach. They found that a suspect identified as Ms. Saw (alias), 24, had been near the bag. The stolen mobile phone was later found with her and she admitted to the police that she stole the phone from the tourist. She is facing charges of theft.
Ms. Van said thank you to the officers. She is very glad that her mobile phone was quickly found and she said she will be back in Thailand again for sure.