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.
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.