Police Arrest Notorious Robbery Suspect Targeting Bangkok Tourists Since 2010


At 8:00 AM on June 1st, 2024, Phraratchawang police officers and relevant agencies captured a suspect accused of committing multiple robberies at popular tourist attractions in Bangkok since 2010.

The suspect, publicly identified only as 55-year-old Ms. Pornthip, was arrested at a condominium in Soi Pradiphat 23, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, based on an arrest warrant issued by the Dusit District Court.

The investigation began on March 25th, 2024, when a Korean tourist reported a stolen handbag at Wat Pho, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Using CCTV footage, police identified Pornthip as the suspect.

Following a thorough investigation, police tracked Pornthip to her residence in Soi Pradiphat 23. Upon arrest, Pornthip admitted to targeting victims who were distracted while taking photos, waiting in lines, or otherwise relaxed at popular tourist spots in Bangkok.

According to the police report, Pornthip held a long criminal record of committing 11 robberies across Bangkok and had been in and out of prison since 2010. She had been recently released from prison in March 2024 for possessing illicit substances and resumed her criminal activities shortly thereafter.

The suspect has been taken to Phraratchawang police station for further legal proceedings.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
Kittisak has a passion for outgoings no matter how tough it will be, he will travel with an adventurous style. As for his interests in fantasy, detective genres in novels and sports science books are parts of his soul. He works for Pattaya News as the latest writer.