A woman's watch was stolen in Thailand as she posed for a photo with two children. Photo: via Reddit
Sneaky kids rob tourist in Thailand during this picture
By Natalie Musumeci
September 26, 2016
She never saw it coming.
This is the moment a pair of seemingly angelic kid thieves swiped a tourist’s watch right off her wrist while posing for a photo with her in Thailand, according a Reddit post.
The unidentified woman’s boyfriend posted the photo Sunday to the popular online bulletin board and captioned the picture, “Girlfriend in progress of having her watch stolen.”
The photo shows the smiling blond victim posing with the two young children dressed in traditional Hmong garb holding on to each of her arms as one of them appears to unbuckle the woman’s watch on the steps of the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in the province of Chiang Mai.
The couple only noticed that the woman had been robbed of her watch during that moment after looking through their vacation photos.
“This pic solved the mystery of the missing watch,” the man posted in the comments section of the photo.
The snapshot garnered thousands of comments, including some by people who have even encountered the duo of suspected kid crooks in the past.
“I’ve lived in Chiang Mai almost 7 years. Those kids aren’t good, they’re expert. That watch is long gone,” Reddit user Oh_dear_ wrote.
A person of Hmong descent who visited the same Thailand temple last year posted that “these kids were hassled by their parents who stood at the edge of the stairs demanding them to sing and wave to get money or else they were going to get a beating.”
The post continued, “The kids are nice. They’re not doing it for themselves. Sadly it’s the parents.”
“Adorable, adorable thieves. I didn’t suspect a thing when I saw them!” wrote another Reddit user, cassieknickers, along with an undated photo of the two kids.