Police have arrested an Indian man and a Pakistani woman, who allegedly snatched two female Chinese tourists’ bags last weekend at Kata Beach.
Karon Police were notified of an incident in which two suspects had snatched the Chinese ladies’ bags at 9.50pm on Sunday.
The tourists were later identified as 16-year-old Li Kexin and 23-year-old Li Shan Shan.
One of the bags contained an iPhone 7 Plus, 15 yuan in Chinese bank notes, Thai baht, ID cards and three passports.
Police on Tuesday tracked down and found the two suspects at a room in Patong.
The arrested suspects are a 22-year-old Indian man, Md Mansur, and a 25-year-old Pakistani woman, Rubeka Gill.
Phuket Tourist Police found that Mansur and Gill had been living illegally in Thailand.
They have been charged with overstaying as well as theft.
Police found a bag, wallet, iPhones, Chinese bank notes and other items in their rooms.