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Suspect arrested after allegedly snatching bag from a British tourist in Ao Nang, Krabi


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By Goong Nang(GN)

 

Krabi – A suspect has been arrested after he allegedly snatched a bag that had a mobile phone, 10,000 baht in cash, and credit cards from a female British tourist while she was walking in Ao Nang district, Krabi.

 

A team from the Krabi Provincial Police, Ao Nang Police, and Krabi Tourist Police have arrested Mr. Panuwit, ‘Noom’ Pakamart, 37 from Krabi. Seized from him were a bag, a mobile phone, electronic cards, and hotel room keys that the police say belonged to the tourist.

 

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The arrest followed the female British tourist (The Phuket Express is withholding her name.) filing a report to the Ao Nang Police.

 

Full story: https://thephuketexpress.com/2022/05/05/suspect-arrested-after-allegedly-snatching-bag-from-a-british-tourist-in-ao-nang-krabi/

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

snatched a bag that had a mobile phone, 10,000 baht in cash, and credit cards from a female British tourist

Safe and Trusted Thailand - what a laugh!!

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,,,caught with the stolen items....and confessed......(?)

 

.....yet......blaring in the headline.....and not the first time.....'allegedly'......

 

*(allegedly: used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.)

 

...I've heard of being 'politically correct'....or 'not rushing to judgement'.....but...

 

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12 minutes ago, Sparktrader said:

Crimes happen everywhere. Why the snide remarks?

Yes indeed, but as you may know the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting a "Safe and Trusted Thailand" for tourists and such publicity does Thailand no good!! With respect, does the security debacle at Suvarnabhumi Airport happen everywhere??

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1 hour ago, Burma Bill said:

Yes indeed, but as you may know the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting a "Safe and Trusted Thailand" for tourists and such publicity does Thailand no good!! With respect, does the security debacle at Suvarnabhumi Airport happen everywhere??

Every tourist nation says that. One minor theft is nothing. 

 

Which countries have no crime? 5555

 

Ive walked all over Thailand no issues. Felt safer than Sydney.

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13 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Expect a lot more of this.... 

 

As tourism opens up after a very difficult couple of years there will be ‘some’ who feel an almost sense of entitlement to the perceived influx of tourism cash... 

 

We’ll see more snatch & grabs, more hotel room bursaries, taxi-rip-offs, scams and potentially some confrontations as those who’ve struggled for a couple of years take affront to some who may be more cautious with their spending...  

 

I hope not.. but the history of poor enforcement with such issues opens up the potential...

 

In this case though - Its good that the Police quickly apprehended the thief - Thai tourism needs to take advantage of any upturn where it can regardless of the government accountants doing all it can to put both feet in its mouth with announcements of ‘tourist taxes’ and ‘Thai Pass for foreigners only’ etc... 

Covid poverty yes. Still Thai fairly safe. Some tourists are very naive

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48 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

All jokes aside, you have to have your wits about you anywhere in the world.

 

In my opinion, Thailand is relatively safe, but being a tourist anywhere in the world means most stand out like dogs balls, and shouldn't be carrying large sums of money, cards and handbags with them.

 

People struggling in these times will go to any length to pick on an easy target because they know if they tried it on a Thai it would a different matter all together.

 

Anyways I hope he doesn't find his new quarters to cramped.

 

 

Most crimes are Thai vs Thai.

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9 hours ago, Sparktrader said:

Safer than many places. No thieves London or New York?

 

Fairly minor crime.

A minor crime when it becomes acceptable and treated as such.

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On 5/5/2022 at 9:29 AM, kcpattaya said:

So what is the finger pointing about?
Did the tourist jump in the canal?

Nah, probably not, but it might be were the guy got rid of the bag.

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17 hours ago, Sparktrader said:

One minor theft is nothing.

With respect, perhaps not to the victim who was enjoying a holiday!

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On 5/5/2022 at 8:53 AM, RandiRona said:

There was just a report few days ago about Thailand being 8th safest!!!

Compared to the UK, Europe or the Americas it probably  is

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7 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

With respect, perhaps not to the victim who was enjoying a holiday!

1 in a million

 

 

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5 hours ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Compared to the UK, Europe or the Americas it probably  is

100% on America part, NYC is a dump.

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On 5/6/2022 at 1:20 PM, Sparktrader said:

1 in a million

Thailand used to to be the most dangerous tourism destination for Western tourists for a while in the late 90's to the mid to late 00's.

 

There was even a book about it, which was banned in Thailand. 

 

Thailand ‘among top 20 most dangerous countries’ to visit 
https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/30317678

 

Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth': Expat investigation lifts lid on dark side of the Land of Smiles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2833369/Thailand-one-dangerous-tourist-destinations-Earth-Ex-pat-investigation-lifts-lid-dark-Land-Smiles.html

 

Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

https://www.thecable.ng/thailand-dangerous-country-world-visit

 

Have fun with those, there are hundreds more with similar content going back to the mid 90's. 

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The only thing I was aware of from those times were katoeys robbing people walking alone on Beach Rd after closing time. 

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4 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

 

Thailand used to to be the most dangerous tourism destination for Western tourists for a while in the late 90's to the mid to late 00's.

 

There was even a book about it, which was banned in Thailand. 

 

Thailand ‘among top 20 most dangerous countries’ to visit 
https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/30317678

 

Thailand 'one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth': Expat investigation lifts lid on dark side of the Land of Smiles

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2833369/Thailand-one-dangerous-tourist-destinations-Earth-Ex-pat-investigation-lifts-lid-dark-Land-Smiles.html

 

Thailand ‘the most dangerous country in the world to visit’

https://www.thecable.ng/thailand-dangerous-country-world-visit

 

Have fun with those, there are hundreds more with similar content going back to the mid 90's. 

They are all de-contextualised sensationalist rubbish and basically not true. Anybody who lives here knows this to be true.

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