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02 January 2009 :: 15:01:04 pm 9717

Aussie Tourist Loses All In Pattaya Guesthouse Robbery

In a Pattaya guesthouse, on 2 January 2009, an enterprising thief ripped a safe from the wall of an Australian tourist, stealing all his property. Pol.Lt.Col.Norawich Julawanich, Pattaya Police Inspector, was informed of the theft at 1.20 am and duly sent a police team to investigate.
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The incident occurred at a Thai-Italian restaurant, “Planet Seafood and Guesthouse”, a four- storey building, which has a restaurant downstairs and guesthouse upstairs, on the second floor. The restaurant-guesthouse is located at 397/27, Pattaya Second Road.

Police conducting investigations discovered that a safe, which had once been attached to the wall near the TV cabinet, was missing. The room was in total disarray, with everything having been ransacked. The police noticed the glass window pane had been broken from the balcony and assumed that that the thief had used the window for entry into the room.

Questioning Mr. Mark Edward Cebula [41], an Australian national, the victim said he had checked into the room two weeks ago and was staying alone. On 1 January, at 8.00 pm, he had gone out for drinks at his friend’s beer bar in the South Pattaya area. When he returned at around at 01.20 am, he found his room had been broken into and all his property was missing. Most of it had been locked inside the missing safe and amounted to US$100, AUS$ 1,500 and a Bt13,000 digital camera; in total about Bt50,000.

Mr. Cebula said he was really disappointed about his predicament. He had intended to have a holiday to celebrate the New Year in Pattaya, but ended up losing all his valuables. Police questioned the guesthouse owner and the house maid, but they said they had no idea who the thief might have been. They suggested that it could have been the guest next door or simply anybody. Mr Cebula told the police that he was highly suspicious of the house maid and other members of the restaurant-guesthouse staff. Police will conduct further investigations in the hope of bringing the thief to justice.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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