Pattaya Daily News

31 August 2009 :: 15:08:07 pm 8710

Local Female Tourist Assaulted, Robbed On Jomtien Beach

Pattaya, August 31 [PDN]: At 00.20 am on 31st August 2009 a young Thai woman from Bangsan was robbed by two men after she had withdrawn 10,000 baht from an ATM on Jomtien Beach Road.
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The duty officer at the Dongtan station, Police Lieutenant Colonel Chalermkiat Sirimak, arrived at the scene to find Miss Wimon Ponekumpin, or Ann, [23] sitting by the road with her hand on her stomach. Her luggage was lying next to her on the ground.

She told the police she had come from Bangsan to Pattaya by bus for a holiday, and had taken a motorbike taxi to the Jomtien beach area looking for a hotel. She told the motorbike rider to drop her off at the ATM machine of THE Siam Commercial bak , Soi Jomtien 11.

She got off the bike and withdrew 10,000 baht from the machine and put the money in her shoulder bag. She intended to go to 7/11 shop nearby but while she was walking away from the ATM booth, two men, one fat and one thin, approached her riding a Honda Sonic motorbike. They used a knife to threaten her. She said she tried to get a pepper spray out of her bag but one of the men punched her in the stomach. She fell to the ground and they took her bag, jumped on their bike and sped away towards Dongtan.

Her bag contained 2 mobile phones, one Buddha image and 10,000 baht in cash.

Miss Wimon complained: “I only wanted to have a holiday, I didn’t expect Pattaya to be this dangerous”

The police presume the thieves knew she was a tourist and was travelling alone. They would check CCTV cameras around the area, including those outside the 7/11 and the bank to try and discover their identity.

Miss Wimon, who vowed never to return to Pattaya, was sent to the hospital for treatment.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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