Disabled tourist robbed

Disabled tourist robbed

A wheelchair-bound Canadian has told police in Pattaya that a woman who attempted to befriend him had stolen his wallet, which contained about 50,000 baht in mixed currency and his passport.

Ryab Boumer, 46, and his Thai helper Wanchai Chinpheng, 21, filed a complaint with Pattaya police around 10pm on Wednesday.

Mr Boumer said his wallet was stolen on Pattaya beach in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district earlier that day.

Mr Wanchai said that he had taken Mr Boumer to the beach on his instructions.

Soon after, Mr Wanchai said he had to leave to use a public toilet and when he came back, Mr Boumer asked him to buy a beer. However, when the Canadian reached for his money, he could not find his wallet.

Mr Boumer said a Thai woman had approached him and attempted to befriend him. He believes she stole his wallet and his passport.

Police said they would examine CCTV footage from the area in hope of finding the woman.

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