On January 13th, 2024, Patong police officers captured a Colombian snatch thief who stole belongings from a Russian tourist in Soi Suk Charoen, Patong, Phuket.
According to a report by the police, on January 12th, at 11:45 PM, a Russian tourist whose name was withheld by the police, 35, was heading to his hotel on Soi Suk Charoen, while a Colombian thief whose name was also withheld by the police was riding a motorbike and allegedly snatched the Russian tourist’s shoulder bag away.
Patong police were able to track down the suspect at a cannabis shop in Patong and confiscated the property in dispute including a shoulder bag, Airpods, the Russian tourist’s driving license, cash, and other accessories.
The police pressed charges of using a vehicle to facilitate the commission of a crime and escorted the suspect to the Patong police station for further legal process.
The suspect remained in custody as of press time.