Multiple Songkran Revelers Fall Victim to Bag Thieves in Pattaya

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Pattaya —

Over 18 Songkran revelers filed reports at the Pattaya Police Station saying their bags had been cut open by thieves who subsequently stole their property.

On April 19th, during the celebration of Wan Lai in Pattaya, 18 individuals, including foreigners, filed reports with the Pattaya Police.

They said their bags and backpacks had been cut open by thieves while they were engaging in Wan Lai activities on Beach Road.

PHOTO: มุมข่าวพัทยา

The thieves stole multiple belongings from the victims such as cash both in Thai and foreign currencies, smartphones, credit cards, and important documents.

The victims said they were disappointed with law enforcement officers for being unable to protect their property. They also urged the police to capture the culprits as soon as possible, saying the incident had ruined Pattaya’s reputation as a safe tourist destination.

Pattaya Police are investigating the incidents and reviewing CCTV footage to find the suspects.

Overall, however, authorities have seen this year’s Songkran as a success.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.