Filipino 'pickpockets' arrested
Two Filipino men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly pickpocketing a Japanese tourist at the BTS Skytrain Chit Lom station.
Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, held a press conference at the Lumpini police station to announce the arrest of the three suspects, who are 41, 42 and 44.
Police said they seized from them a Hermes limited edition wallet worth Bt600,000, and Bt14,500, US$825 and 15,920 Philippine pesos (Bt10,000) in cash and five bank cards.
They were alleged to have cut the shoulder bag off a Japanese tourist on July 17 and stole the wallet inside. Police checked security cameras and managed to arrest them at the BTS Siam on Tuesday.