Finnish Tourists Sliced with Box Cutters in Motorcycle Purse Grab
PHUKET – Finnish tourist Mari Inkeri Ruohonen, has been seriously wounded in Phuket when she attempted to fight off bag snatchers on a motorcycle.
Police Superintendent Sompong Boonrat said Miss Ruohonen was walking back to her hotel with friend Otto Pertterli Finikaeheimonen at 10.45pm local time, when two men rode by on a motorbike and attempted to swipe her purse off her shoulder.
Mari Inkeri Ruohonen, attempted to fight off the robbers, but when they got a box-cutter out to cut her bag free, cutting her arm with an estimated 30cm cut.
Ms Ruohonen was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket after the incident, after she was robbed of 9,000 baht cash (£175), a driver’s license and a credit card.
‘Though CCTV caught the license plate on the bike, it was a fake one, Police Superintendent Sompong Boonrat said told The Phuket Gazette.
‘We are now following the path of escape. We have a great deal of information and expect to track the suspects down soon.’
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