A thief has been arrested after stealing a purse from a foreign tourist unpacking luggage in Pattaya at a local resort. He has claimed that he needed money for Loy Krathong.
The incident happened on Saturday near the resort in Nongprue.
The CCTV footage shows that the suspect had snatched the bag from a female tourist before speeding away on a motorbike.
The victim attempted to give chase after him but didn’t reach him in time for him to jump on his motorbike and speed away.
Yesterday, the Pattaya Police have arrested the suspect who was identified as 29 year old Mr. Anirut ‘F’ Buppachart.
He admitted that he need money for Loy Krathong and to buy gifts for his family and claimed he had no other options.
He has been charged with theft and remains in custody as of print time.
Here is the video: