Tuk Tuk Driver Chases Handbag Thief

 | Fri 4 Sep 2015 03:54 ICT

CityNews – A thief was prevented¬†from stealing a Chinese woman’s handbag after a Tuk Tuk driver chased him down the road, causing him to ditch the bag and escape.

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The Tuk Tuk driver was later identified as 50-year-old Witun Wattanakitworakul from Chang Klan.

He told police that he was about to pick up some tourists from the other side of the road when he saw a thief grab a Chinese tourist’s bag, and escaped on a motorcycle. He took up chase and the thief finally threw the bag to the floor.

The Chinese tourist was handed back the bag with all the possessions still accounted for, including a passport, camera, mobile phone and cash.

She rewarded the Tuk Tuk driver 500 baht.

Police are now trying to trace the suspect.