A convicted murderer and arsonist was arrested on Walking Street for allegedly stealing a Chinese tourist’s handbag.
Petchlada Anguranon, 43, was charged with theft at night after police recovered the Cross bag belonging to tourist Huan Siqing, 28. Inside the bag was 2,980 baht, credit cards, mobile phone and passport.
Huan said he was sitting in a bar and was approached by Petchlada. He excused himself to go to the restroom and left his bag at the table. When he returned, the bag and the woman were gone.
Police found her a few doors down.
Officers said her criminal record includes arrests for theft, arson and murder for which she spent 18 months in prison.