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16 July 2009 :: 13:07:23 pm 8867

1 Gang Member Arrested Following Pattaya Beach Attack On Frenchman

Pattaya, 16th July [PDN] : On the 15th July PDN published the case of the French tourist, 52-year-old Mr. Booge Preneppe, who had been beaten and robbed on Beach Road in South Pattaya
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As an update we can report today that following intense investigations, police have now identified the members of the gang involved in the attack.

In the afternoon of 15th July deputy superintendent Police Lieutenant Colonel Chonapat Nawaluk and his team were informed that a Thai man by the name of Mr. Joe was exchanging 500 Euro at the Bank Gold money exchange in Soi Roongland.

A police team rushed to the shop where they caught Mr. Joe red handed. A quick search of his body revealed 23,500 Baht (the equivalent of 500 Euros) in his pocket. The money was seized as evidence and he was immediately taken to the police station for further investigation.

Under interrogation Mr. Joe confessed that the he had received the money from his friend, Mr. Dumrong. Further investigations revealed that the gang had used a blue Honda Wave motorbike, reg. no. 614 Chonburi, to drive from the scene of the attack to a bronze Toyota Mighty X pickup truck, reg. no. 6966 Chonburi, which was parked in Pattaya Second Road, and made their escape.

Police have released the names and addresses of the gang members. They are:

Joe Koompoom (31), residing at Soi Jarunsanitwong 79, Bangplud, Bangkok
Dumrong or Black Junkate (27), residing at 541/6 Moo 3 Borrai, Trad
Samrong or Kae Kaewpoo (25), residing at 11, Bandung, Udon Thani
Manu Juntra (36), residing at 389/129 Moo 6, Naklua, Banglamung
Somtin or At Kaewpoo, residing at 11, Bandung, Udon Thani

Also the final member of the gang, the woman who had accompanied the victim on the night of the attack, was identified as Miss Gunya or Nat (22), residing at 53,Moo. 8 Nongwah, Kaochakun, Srakaew.

Police are hunting down the remaining members of the gang and are confident they will be captured shortly.

 

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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