Police in Bangkok Warn of Pickpockets at Popular Markets

Bangkok –

Police in Bangkok visited the Chatuchak Market this past weekend to ensure tourist safety after many tourists reported that items were stolen from their bags by clever pickpockets.

The Bangsue Police led by Police Chief Colonel Puwadon Ounpoe over the past weekend inspected the famous Chatuchak Market. Colonel Puwadon told TPN media that the inspection came after recently there had been many reports of thieves stealing from tourists’ bags by cutting them loose or pickpocketing while the tourists were shopping in the market and nearby, especially foreign tourists.

More than a hundred thousand Thai and foreign tourists visited the market last week alone, noted the Bangkok Police. More than ten reports from foreign tourists that were filed to the Bangsue Police stated that their expensive items inside their bags were stolen and some of their bags were cut.

Police are ensuring that tourists are more careful over this by reviewing CCTV, stepping up both uniformed and undercover patrols, and handing out flyers and warnings to tourists in multiple languages to warn them to keep a close eye on their possessions while at the market.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.