Pattaya Daily News

22 September 2012 :: 13:09:24 pm 66820

Five Fake Cops Kidnap and Rob Sattahip Teens

Five men with guns who pretended to be police officers abducted seven teens at a Sattahip internet game shop. The victims were forced into a pickup truck and robbed, then later dropped off. The shop’s CCTV camera revealed the faces of the robbers being sought by police.
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SATTAHIP – September 21, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 5:30 a.m., a report of teens being abducted from an internet café and robbed was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Rattapak Sophap, investigation officer, Sattahip police station, Chonburi province. The police were contacted by Mr. Pairoj Malakul Na Ayuddhaya, the Lord Mayor of Tambon Kethudomsak after the teenagers asked for assistance.

The teens told police they had been threatened by a group of five men who forced them to get in a pickup truck from an internet-game shop named FIVE NET, located in Tambon Huay Pong, Amphur Muang, Rayong province. After robbing them, the men then left the victims at J cross road areas in front of the command unit of Marine Corps in Tambon Sattahip, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province.

Police questioned a victim, Mr. Koompha Choomfhong, age 17, the son of the owner of the game shop. He said that at 12:30 a.m., six teens were in his shop playing internet games. The teens were Mr. Somjai Petchnok, age 14, Mr. Veeraphol Kamollert, age 15, Mr. Aekkaphol Kongsungnern, age 16, Mr. Sornchai Homsuwan, age 18, Mr. Anurak Pamai, age 19, and Mr. Jaidech Cheunchop, age 19.

Suddenly a group of five men dressed as plainclothes policemen came into the shop. They wore caps, and had guns and walkie-talkies that resembled police equipment. They asked for two men named “M” and “Off.” But Mr. Koompha said that there was no one with those names in the shop.

Suddenly the group of men took out a gun to threaten all of them, and ordered them to get in the pickup truck parked in front of the shop, a white Mazda 4-door with a Carryboy. The truck then drove toward Amphur Sattahip. The truck was escorted by a backup vehicle following them, a white Honda Civic. The victims did not get either vehicle’s license plate number.

During the ride, the thieves robbed the teens of their property that included four mobile phones and some cash. The victims were dropped off at two separate locations about 5 km apart: on the side of the road in front of the command unit of Marine Corps, and on J cross road. The two groups of victims walked along Sukhumvit road until they met each other in front of Tambon Kethudomsak, where they asked for assistance.

Pol. Lt. Col. Rattapak Sophap said that in this case, he assumed that the group of thieves wanted to rob the victims’ properties by pretending to be police, and forced the victims to get on the pickup truck to rob them. They then left the victims at the nearby area to fool the regular police into thinking that they were a separate group of police officers from another area.

The police colonel then reported the incident to the high-ranking police, who sent the detective police team to follow up on evidence from the CCTV in the game shop, which had recorded the incident. The CCTV footage clearly showed the faces of the thieves, which will be used as evidence to arrest the gang of thieves.

If the thieves were real police officers, they will be prosecuted according to the law without exemption, the police commander said. The police then contacted the parents of the teenagers to pick them up.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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