Police were today hunting three crafty foreigners who stole a woman’s bag while she was eating lunch.
The group of men in shorts and t shirts were sitting around a table when they spotted the woman behind them last Friday in Pattaya.
One pot-bellied middle-aged man in a vest and bandana carefully reaches behind and swipes the brown leather bag containing around 1,000thb (24gbp).
Police are now searching for the men after CCTV of the theft went viral.
Police Colonel Wuthipong Cheunchom said the handbag had been stolen from a local Thai woman and it contained a small amount of cash and ATM cars.
He said the men were believed to be Middle Eastern but they had so far been unable to trace them.