S'pore woman, 52, foils thieves in Bangkok by holding on to bag
One moment she was taking photos of the famous Erawan shrine in Bangkok.
The next, she was being dragged by a pair of snatch thieves on a motorcycle.
Mrs Puran Kaur was taking pictures of the shrine with her husband's handphone when her bag and the phone were snatched by someone riding a motorcycle.
The incident happened last Thursday (April 30), the day she was supposed to fly back to Singapore.
"My first instinct was to hang on to my bag," the 52-year-old owner of Bollywood club Moshi Moshi told The New Paper.
"I looked up and all I saw was the back wheel of the motorcycle and the exhaust pipe," she added.
She said she eventually let go after being dragged for about 100m from the pavement and onto the road.
She found her bag on the roadside later.
Amazingly, her husband's phone was later returned to her by a Thai taxi driver.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 4.
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