Anna Julun, 42, told police Oct. 19 that two men, around age 20, had approached her speaking English at the Rayong Market. One asked for a cigarette lighter and when she opened her purse, they grabbed the bag and fled on a Honda motorbike. Inside the bag was a mobile phone, camera, Apple iPad and other valuables.
Police put out a description of the thieves, but got bogged down in rush-hour traffic, allowing the pair to escape. Investigators are now reviewing security-camera footage in hopes of identifying and catching the suspects.
Anna Julun explains to police through a translator how she was robbed by two cowardly thieves.