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Patong Police Chief: Leave your valuables at home

PHUKET: Patong Police have issued a warning to tourists to look after their belongings after a Frenchwoman had her bag stolen at the Loma Park in Patong on Monday (Feb 11).

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By Waranya Prompinpiras

Thursday 14 February 2019, 01:24PM


Beach-goers at Patong are urged not to leave their valuables unattended while swimming at the beach. Photo: Patong Municipality

Beach-goers at Patong are urged not to leave their valuables unattended while swimming at the beach. Photo: Patong Municipality

Patong Police Chief Col Anotai Jindamanee told The Phuket News that the tourist notified police of the incident at about 2pm on Monday at Patong Police Station.

She explained that she had put her bag down in the playground of the Loma Park on Patong Beach. At about 1pm she went to swim in the sea with her 6-year-old son and when she came back to the playground she found that her bag was gone.

The woman reported that the bag contained "2,000-3,000 euros" (B70,000 to about B107,000), a passport and other documents, Col Anotai explained.

“I would like to warn tourists who travel to Patong Beach to be extra careful with their belongings both during the day and night,” Col Anotai stressed.

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“Where possible, tourists are encouraged to keep valuables in their hotel room safe box or leave them with hotel staff when going to swim. They should carry with them as little money as possible and only a copy of their passport rather than the original,” he advised.

Col Anotai went on to explain that tourists also have the option of leaving their belongings at Bangla Police Box as there are police officers at the box 24 hours a day.

“Tourists have to complete and sign a document stating what belongings have been deposited and must present the document to police upon retrieving their belongings."

 

 

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jslabbert | 18 February 2019 - 14:26:27

Who in their right mind (anywhere in the world) will leave a bag with that amount of cash unattended. Is this woman for real? 

Rorri_2 | 15 February 2019 - 12:04:34

"Does that include our passport which legally, we're supposed to carry at all times," um, I believe you need identification, this has been raised many times, a copy of passport, a Thai drivers licence etc.

Sir Burr | 15 February 2019 - 10:07:29

Does that include our passport which legally, we're supposed to carry at all times?

CaptainJack69 | 15 February 2019 - 00:18:45

"extra careful", try just not stupid. Leave a bag with 100,000 baht in it on the floor in a crowded public place and walk away. I feel sorry for the BIB trying to protect Phukets' fragile international image. They should definitely look into this one for insurance fraud.

Jor12 | 14 February 2019 - 15:59:00

a rich one.

Kurt | 14 February 2019 - 15:28:32

Who leaves a passport, documents, and 2000-3000 Euro's ( don't know how much?) at Loma park behind the beach while swimming? Very funny. Perhaps a gentleman thief returns the passport, but keeps the 'change' which is good for relaxed thai living without working a 6 months. Eating, drinking, party, sleeping, etc.

DeKaaskopp | 14 February 2019 - 15:25:00

"The woman reported that the bag contained 2000-3000 Euros." That's very precise ! Thousand Euro more or less and she doesn't know? Smells fishy!

Nasa12 | 14 February 2019 - 15:19:33

Hmmmm 2000 Euro++, this don`t smell good.

Discover Thainess | 14 February 2019 - 13:51:06

What kind of idiot leaves 2,000+ euros in a bag in a playground???

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