2 Beach Road women busted for pickpocketing Briton

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Two women were arrested for allegedly pickpocketing a British tourist in Pattaya.

Wannipha Chaiyapap, 22, and Boonkua Baekuntod, 53, were taken into custody while arguing with 48-year-old Donald Idekwe of the United Kingdom on Beach Road Nov. 15.

The Briton told police he was accosted by the two women, who hugged him while picking his pocket. His wallet fell to the ground and one woman stepped on it before Idekwe could realize it.

Wannipha Chaiyapap and Boonkua Baekuntod have been charged with theft after pick-pocketing a British tourist on Beach Road.Wannipha Chaiyapap and Boonkua Baekuntod have been charged with theft after pick-pocketing a British tourist on Beach Road.

A fight ensued once he realized what happened.

Police found the wallet, which had been kicked aside, containing 6,570 baht and 60 British pounds.

Both women were charged with theft.