Woman Arrested After Stealing Mobile Phone from German Tourist at Phuket Beach

Phuket –

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.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.