Pattaya Daily News

30 July 2012 :: 12:07:05 pm 65349

Soi Bongkot Burglars Steal Japan Tourist’s Cash Stash

One or more burglars pried open the door to a Soi Bongkot rental apartment in South Pattaya and stole the equivalent of 76,000 in Japanese yen. Police are seeking two foreign men who briefly occupied a higher-floor unit on a daily rental, but later departed in a hurry.
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PATTAYA – July 29, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 11:20 p.m., Pol. Sub. Lt. Suwan Sophee, investigation officer on duty, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province, was notified of a burglary at a Green Lantern apartment, address 413/97-413/98 in Soi Bongkot, Moo 9 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

The officer rushed to the scene with police team. The incident occurred at the rental room 4 on the second floor. Waiting for the police was the room’s occupant, Mr. Yamasaki Makoto, 48, from Japan.

He told police that the door to his room had been levered open and his property was stolen. The doorknob had been damaged, allowing one or more burglars to open the door and enter the room. They took property from drawers and cash from a safe box of 76,000 yen.

Mr. Yamasaki said he had been staying in the room for nearly a month. The thieves broke in while he was away from his apartment. When he returned and discovered the burglary, he hurriedly told the apartment manager to call the police.

 

A neighbor renting a nearby room informed the police that there had been a noteworthy incident that afternoon involving two foreign men who had rented room number 8 on the third floor. They appeared to be Arab, the neighbor said.

About three hours before the burglary was discovered, the two foreigners were trying to leave the building in a hurry, the neighbor said. However, they were unfamiliar with the key card system controlling the entrance-exit door to the building. They knocked on the door of another tenant to open the building door for them. The neighbor told police they might be the burglars.

The police coordinated with the apartment owner to open the room rented by the foreigners, but no one was inside. Police found only discarded drinks and cigarettes. The apartment owner said he didn’t record the foreigners’ names because they had only booked a daily rental.

Police inspected and took photographs of the burglarized room for evidence. The Science Knowledge officer was also instructed to find the fingerprints of the burglars in Mr. Yamasaki’s room, and also to take fingerprint samples in the room rented by the foreigners.

Incriminating evidence will be used to help trace the burglars and prosecute according to the law.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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