Snatch and grab crime gang strike again on Russian tourists

Saturday, 14 May 2011 By  PMTV

Police attended a crime scene at midnight on Soi 17 Pattaya-Naklua road after a couple of Russian tourists had been attacked.

Ms. Anastasiya Kaliniha said she and her boyfriend were on their motorbike riding back to their hotel, when two Thai teenagers on another motorbike came up behind and snatched her handbag from her shoulder.

The Russian tourist gives her statement to the policeThe Russian tourist gives her statement to the police

This caused the tourists to crash and fall off of their motorbikes receiving minor injuries as the thieves disappeared into the night.

The lady said her bag contained a digital camera, 3,000 baht and some cosmetics.

Police radioed for help from volunteers at different area but the bag snatchers were nowhere to be seen.

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