Thief allegedly steals bag with gold worth 65,000 baht from a Thai tourist on Koh Larn

PHOTO: Anan Kingsorn / Top News

Koh Larn –

A thief has allegedly stolen a bag with gold worth 65,000 baht from a Thai tourist on Koh Larn yesterday (June 14th).

Ms. Nantapak, the victim, told local reporters, “I am currently on vacation with my husband and two children. We stayed at a homestay on Koh Larn. I left my bag with valuable gold at the entrance to the homestay when we went outside by accident.”

“At 10:00 P.M. we went back to the homestay after a night out. I then remembered that I left my bag in front of the homestay. My bag had now, however, disappeared. Inside my bag was gold items worth in total 65,000 baht. I have already filed a report to the Pattaya City Police.” Nantapak explained to the press.

The homestay owner, who was not identified by law enforcement as part of an ongoing investigation, checked CCTV footage which shows what appears to be a shirtless Thai man taking the bag. The man was reportedly identified only as Mr. Tei, 26, a Koh Larn local resident who lives nearby.

The Pattaya City Police Chief Colonel Kinlachart Kunlachai said, “We have already identified the suspect and we are hunting for him.”

As of press time, however, Mr. Tei remains missing.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.