Russian woman robbed of handbag

Friday, 25 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 4 By  Boonlua Chatree

Police are searching for a Thai couple who stole a Russian tourist’s handbag in Central Pattaya.

Nina Vitiutneva, 53, called police after a mid-20s couple driving a Yamaha Mio motorbike grabbed her purse while she was walking down Soi Kasetsin 11 back to the Pattaya Bay Resort Jan. 14.

The victim said the couple drove alongside her and the female passenger got off and grabbed the bag. Vitiutneva said she fought back, but the male driver squeezed her arm until she let go.

Russian victim Nina Vitiutneva fills out a police report after being robbed on the ocean side of Pratamnak Hill.Russian victim Nina Vitiutneva fills out a police report after being robbed on the ocean side of Pratamnak Hill.

The purse contained about 8,000 baht in cash and electronics.

Witness Naolong Bunnak, 44, said many foreign tourists have been victimized in the neighborhood, as it is dark and there are no closed-circuit television cameras.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 28 January 2013 23:57 posted by ali

    Pattaya Mail reports a purse snatch involving 8000 baht but ignores dog bites that may cost 30,000 baht and involve numerous hospital visits.

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