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Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

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Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

PHUKET: Following a spate of snatch thefts, the Phuket Tourist Police Foreign Volunteers today issued an advisory warning tourists to keep close watch on their valuables and be on the lookout for potential bag-snatchers.

Bruce Anderson, Team Leader of the Phuket Tourist Police Foreign Volunteers, told the Phuket Gazette that there have been more bag snatchings reported by foreign tourists in the past week.

Culprits tend to target women with shoulder bags or handbags. The pillion passenger does the snatching, while the rider is responsible for ensuring a clean getaway, he said.

“In most cases the attack comes from behind and is very quick,” he said.

The first incident, in Karon last weekend, targeted a Dutch couple. A woman riding pillion dismounted a motorbike to make the snatch before running back to the bike, which then sped off............... more here

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1. Re: Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

Perhaps if follows on this incident

phuketwan.com/tourism/…

I read somewhere, of a lady from Holland, I think that was also Karon

They did a fine job in catching these very fast indeed in Patong

phuketwan.com/tourism/…

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2. Re: Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

It's good that they're issuing warnings but what are they doing about it?

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3. Re: Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

Nothing new to be completely honest.

4. Re: Phuket Tourist Police Volunteers warn of bag snatchers

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