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05 December 2008 :: 14:12:15 pm 10026

Bhira Race Circuit Security Brutally Killed For 2 M Baht Motorbikes

On December 3rd, 2008, Police Officer Jeerasak Ab-Fang was notified at 09.00 that Mr. Somchai Kaew-sawang (51), a securityman of Peera Race Circuit had been killed. The incident took place inside the Race Circuit, on Bypass No. 36, inbound to Pattaya. Police investigators and Sawang Boriboon Rescue with a Banglamung Hospital doctor rushed to the scene.
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Police found the deceased body of Mr. Somchai tied with an electrical cable. He had been hit on the forehead, behind the right ear and on the mouth by a hard, blunt object. There was the evidence of a green and pink Honda Nova motorbike,and a one-meter long metal pipe on the ground.

Four motorbikes were stolen from the garage. One of them was a 1,000 C.C. Suzuki motorbike, which belonged to Mr. Graham Knight Richard (51), British racing instructor, which he had put ads for sale on the Internet for Bt800,000 was also stolen. The cost of all motorbikes was around 2 million baht in total. Pol.Maj.Gen. Bandit Kunajak, Chonburi Commissioner, assumed that there should be at least three people who had committed the crime.

 

 


Update:

At 12.00, on December 4th, 2008, Pol.Maj.Gen. Bandit Kulajak, Chonburi Commissioner, and an investigation team obtained an arrest warrant from Pattaya court to arrest 4 criminals: Mr. Tosawat Gnern-meesri aka “Fluke” (23), Mr. Tosapark Gnern-meesri aka”Fern” (22), Mr. Benjarong Darajaroen aka”Aim” (15), a student from a school in Sriracha and Mr. Witawas Srirak aka”Gee” (17), also a student. All of them are from Chonburi. Police confiscated the evidence of two 1,000 CC Suzuki motorbikes, a 750 CC Kawasaki and a red Ford Ranger pickup truck.

All confessed to being in need of money for entertainments and girls. They maintained they did not intend to kill anyone but Mr. Somchai had caught them in the act of stealing, so they then decided to brutally kill him by using a metal pipe to beat Mr. Somchai to death and escaped with the stolen motorbikes.

Police also said they were a group of friends who play basketball together. Mr. Fluke and Mr. Fern were the ones who planned the theft. Mr. Fern was an organizer in Bhira Race Circuit who knew his way around and his father also works at the circuit.

Police had all of them re-enact the killing, with a number of angry people watching. They were all charged with stealing, using a vehicle to commit the crime and intentional murder .

Reporter : Jirrawat   Photo : Jirrawat   Category : Crime News

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