Indian tourist robbed of $1,300 in Thailand's Pattaya

By Hoang Vu   February 13, 2023 | 12:05 am PT
Indian tourist robbed of $1,300 in Thailand's Pattaya
People shop for street food in Bangkok, Thailand, January 6, 2021. Photo by Reuters
Thai police are investigating a pickpocketing case in the popular seaside resort town of Pattaya after an Indian tourist complained he had his wallet robbed of 44,000 baht ($1,300).

A group of Thai people approached the tourist after he left a convenience store late last week, the Thaiger news portal reported. The group then distracted him by asking him about what he bought and about his holiday in Thailand.

He suspected one of them had pickpocketed him; he did not explain why he was carrying such a large sum of money with him at the time.

Police said CCTV footage from the store and other cameras nearby would be reviewed to try to identify and arrest the suspects.

Thailand welcomed 11 million foreign visitors last year thanks to its open visa policy, making its tourism industry among the fastest in the region to recover following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Thai government is targeting 30 million arrivals this year.

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