Pattaya Daily News

31 December 2012 :: 15:12:35 pm 69930

Police Release Sketch in Russian Rape Case

Desperate Pattaya police released a sketch of a Thai suspect involved in the Christmas Day assault of two Russian female tourists. The victims were forced into a pickup truck on Pratumnak Hill by three men, who raped and robbed them in a remote area. News of the crime in Russian news media is damaging Pattaya’s image, and police are under pressure to solve the crime quickly.
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PATTAYA – December 29, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 6 p.m., the head of the Pattaya police detective team pursued another lead in the rape and robbery case of two Russian tourists in the predawn darkness of December 25, 2012.

An inmate in Pattaya prison had been convicted of raping a woman in the same place that the Russian tourists were assaulted. It was hoped that the inmate might have useful information about the wanted suspects.

However, after interviewing the prisoner, the lead proved to be another dead end, said Pol. Lt. Col. Parksuwat Rodthanom, Deputy Superintendent, Borthong police station, Chonburi province. The police detective team leader said the inmate did not have relevant information.

The investigative police team is rushing to solve the case, after being summoned for a meeting by Pol. Gen. Aek Angsananon, Deputy Director-General. He ordered the investigation and detective police team of police section 2 to rush to investigate and track down the three suspects. The deputy Director-General told the subordinates that the more time passes, the more difficult it will be to find the suspects.

Pol. Lt. Col. Aroon Promphan, the head of Pattaya tourism police station, revealed that in the afternoon he had invited the two Russian women to come in for more questioning, because more evidence had been found at the scene of the crime. But the two victims were not able to supply more more helpful information about the new evidence.

Adding to the difficulty was that the two Russian victims had reportedly waited until the next day to report the rapes, so the ladies had already showered and cleaned themselves up, erasing any DNA traces from the suspects on their bodies.

With no break in the case, the police released a sketch of one of the suspects to distribute to the Pattaya media, to ask the public’s assistance in finding the suspects. The Russian ladies are due to fly back on Russian on Jan. 4.

Pattaya officials are fretting over the damage done to Pattaya’s tourism in the Russian market at the peak of the holiday season. Pattaya police assigned to the case have been working around-the-clock to find the suspects before the ladies return home.


Two Russian Ladies Robbed And Raped In Pattaya

After spending Christmas Eve on Walking Street, two Russian women were walking back to their Pratumnak Hill hotel in the early morning hours, but were forced at gunpoint into a pickup truck by three Thai men. The men robbed and raped the women in a forested area in Huay Yai and left them there.

Category : Crime News

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