Pattaya Daily News

30 September 2010 :: 15:09:34 pm 41461

Norwegian Man Robbed at Taser-Point by Pattaya Youths

A Norwegian man has been robbed of nearly Bt90,000 in cash and possessions while walking along Pattaya Beach on Wednesday. The offenders are reported to be two Thai youths, who held the victim at taser-point before committing the robbery.
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Pattaya, the 29th of September 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 11:00pm on Wednesday, Lieutenant Colonel Natthawat Srithongphet (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a robbery involving a foreign man along Pattaya Beach. A team of officers was dispatched to the incident to investigate.

At the scene, along Pattaya Beach opposite Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/1), officers were confronted by a Norwegian man, Mr. Preben Ehefsen [37]. Mr. Ehefsen, in a state of shock, explained that two Thai teenagers who had threatened him with a high-voltage taser and then robbed him of all his possessions and cash.

In a statement to police, Mr. Ehefsen revealed that he had gone for a drink along nearby Walking Street when he had decided to take a leisurely walk along the beach. He explained that two teenagers (undetermined age) had approached him and held a high-voltage taser to his wrist, threatening him to hand over all his valuables and money or face electrocution. The two teens then fled the scene in the direction of Soi Pattayaland 1.

The two teenagers, suspected to be part of a problematic youth gang operating in the area, allegedly stole a Bt46,000 gold necklace, a Breitling watch valued at Bt26,000, a Sony digital camera valued at Bt15,000 and approximately Bt1,500 in cash from Mr. Ehefsen.

Officers investigating the incident attempted to gain valuable information from nearby witnesses, street vendors and pedestrians, however, no viable leads were attained. Police speculate the offenders possible connection to a dominant youth gang in the area have left many locals reluctant to provide information to police.

Mr. Ehefsen was subsequently taken to the Pattaya Police Station for further questioning, while officers attempt to ascertain the identity and whereabouts of the potentially violent offenders.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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