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01 August 2008 :: 15:08:11 pm 10751

Brit Robbed And Beaten Up By Pattaya Motorbike Bandits

An ex-British social worker man was robbed by 3 Thai guys on motorbikes, on July 31st, 2008 in Huay Yai. He was forced at gunpoint to stop his motorbike on the roadside, and then repeatedly bashed with a wooden plank with a nail in it. The Brit fought back, but was beaten until he collapsed. The suspects then fled with his property and motorbike.
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At 1 PM, Mr. Robert Arthur Page, (52), a severely injured British citizen, limped into the police station, aided by a cane and his Thai wife, to report his assault and robbery by a gang of Thai thieves to Pol.Lt.Col. Chaiporn Nathongpieng, Banglamung Police. The incident happened in the morning in Soi Plastic Factory, Sark-gnaew- Baan Ampur road, Huay Yai. He told police about his ordeal and that the robbers had fled on his motorbike after beating him up.

Mr. Page told police that he used to work as a social worker in Beckenham, England, but was now retired, with a Thai wife, living in Pattaya. At around 5 AM, he had apparently been returning home on his white Honda Wave 125 I after drinking in a Soi Bua-khao bar, in Central Pattaya. Reaching an isolated spot, just 500 metres from his residence, he was suddenly corralled by three Thai guys on motorbikes, from the side and rear.

Then one of the pillion-seated assailants forced him to stop at the roadside at gunpoint, while another leapt off his bike and proceeded to repeatedly bludgeon him with a spiked wooden plank. He attempted to retaliate, but was soon overpowered and collapsed. The motorcycle bandits then took his wallet, containing 4 ATM cards and about Bt2,000 cash, an LG mobile phone, stole his motorbike then rode away.

Mr.Page was then fortunately taken to hospital by a good Samaritan. He had sustained injuries to his head and nose, requiring 20 stitches, bruises to his leg and a fractured right knee and was aching all over. His wife later took him home.

After making his report, police had Mr.Page peruse criminal files to attempt to identify the suspects, who they hope to arrest soon.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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