TRICKED OR TREATED
Victim lends thief phone before suspect flees
At 8pm on the 17th of July, Pattaya police received reports of a mobile phone theft on Soi Kophai 4, behind Rungland village.
After arriving at the scene, officers found the victim, identified as Ms. Saisamorn Pakpoom, aged 28, in a state of shock.
She told officers that she had been about to shop in a convenience store when she was approached by a woman, thought to be aged around 50, who engaged in a brief conversation with her before asking to borrow Ms. Saisamorn’s phone. When the victim briefly took her attention away from the woman, the suspect quickly fled the scene on a motorbike, taking with her the Samsung J5 phone, worth around 5,900 baht.
Officers notified the wider police network of the theft and will now review CCTV footage from the area in order to ascertain the identity of the thief.