Pattaya Daily News

04 June 2014 :: 07:06:04 am 88473

Fake Police Tried to Con Money from Restaurant Owner in Pattaya

The owner of restaurant in Pattaya notified the police after his shop was raided by 3 fake police. They accused him of running an illegal lottery.
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PATTAYA – June 2, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]: at 23.00 Mr.Watcharapong Woranitiyaowapha, 29 years old, living at house 158/99, moo 10, Nongprue, Banglamoong, Chonburi, and his wife went to notified Pol.Lt.Capt, Supan Sophie, the detective of Pattaya police station , after the couple had their house invaded by 3 men, claiming that they were local police officers. They asked to search the house, which was restaurant called Choke Anan, and accused them of being a host for an illegal lottery. They then asked for 50,000 baht which the couple gave the thieves because they were afraid of being harmed.

 

The victims told the police that they claimed that they were local police and they were investigating the underground lottery, so they asked to search the house but had no warrant . They let them in because they knew they were innocent. Then one of them who claimed to be Sergeant Yord, asked them to open their safe where one of the fake police produced a piece of paper with lottery numbers on which the couple had never seen before. They told the couple that unless they want to be arrested they had to give them 50,000 baht which they refused to pay and told the fake police that they only had 2,000 baht.

 

After that they called the police at Pattaya police station, but the police told them that they are fake police. Sergeant Yord knew that they had told the police and threatened them to cancel the complaint or he would harm them and he also said that no one could protect them.

 

After questioning them the police recorded the crime in the police journal and the police had checked the CCTV of the victims’ house, and it had caught the image of Sergeant Yord, clearly. However, the police have filed for a warrant to question the 3 and no matter if they are police or not they will be punished by law.

Reporter : Amnoychai Malila   Photo : Amnoychai Malila   Category : Crime News

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