Pattaya thief steals Chanel handbag containing 98,000 baht woman leaves in SUV

Siriluk Suaklang speaks to the police about the theft of her purse and money from her car.

A burglar made off with a designer handbag stuffed with cash in a car break-in at Mabprachan Reservoir.

Siriluk Suaklang, 34, called Banglamung police Dec. 19 to report that someone smashed the window of her Bangkok-registered Toyota Fortuner while she was taking her daughter to an acting class at the Pong lake.

Thieves smashed the back window and stole a Chanel purse worth 76,000 baht and 98,000 baht.

She had left her Chanel purse worth 76,000 baht in the car. Inside the handbag was 98,000 baht, she said.

Police are investigating.

The woman had parked the Fortuna at Mabprachan reservoir.

Police hope to get fingerprints off the broken window left on the ground.