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Karon main street ...beware

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Karon main street ...beware

Husband was walking on the main street alone this lunchtime when two girls on a scooter stopped him. The passenger got off and was practically hanging round his neck offering him alsorts. When rejected they drove off.

He later found that his heavy gold chain was missing. It could only have been this girl as its not come off in many years and was solid.

Just wanted to raise people's awareness to be careful.. This was on the main street in full daylight with lots going on.

Will look for a police station when in karon later to report this.

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1. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Sorry to hear about this! Where abouts in Karon?

Otherwise the police hut is just past the Karon stadium on the same side of the road. You will probably be told to go to The Chalong Police Station to report the theft.

Hope your hubby gets his chain back.

Italy
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2. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Sorry to hear about this horrible incident, thanks for the heads up.

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3. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Sorry to hear this, just shows how easy they can do it.

Always wise to be on guard as soon as anyone approaches you out of the blue, especially if there's more than 1 of them.

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4. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Hi ringo

This was on the street leading up to the temple. just before the turning to the two chefs.

You don't expect something like this to happen in. Road daylight who you.

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5. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Unbelievable Wiars....broad daylight in front of people!!! Through your misfortune we have warned our customers staying in this area. Did you report the robbery to the police?

Edited: 20 July 2012, 06:55
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6. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Thanks for the warning!!

Good luck with the chain.

Cheers Mac

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7. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Really sorry to hear of this. Unfortunately there are always some people who will do these things. Thanks for taking the time to post this warning.

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8. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Very sorry to hear its quite distressing.

Happend to me on Bangla road on 3oth December 2012.

Same situation......the pendant i have worn for 3o yrs ...(:

nothing you can reallly do :(

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9. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Did you report it to the Police? There are lots of cameras on Bangla Road now. So there is something you could have done.

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10. Re: Karon main street ...beware

Yeah, if no one does anything about this it'll keep happening so you should definitely report it.