Pattaya Daily News

19 February 2011 :: 10:02:11 am 50501

Stun Gunner Robs Money Changer of 1 Million Baht

A money changer was threatened with a stun gun in Naklua and relieved of currency worth about 1 million Baht.
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Pattaya, 18th February 2011 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 01.00 a.m., Capt. Nitiphum Butwong, a Banglamung Police Investigator, was noticed of a robbery in Soi 14, Pattaya –Naklua Road, Moo5, Naklua, Banglamung. Instantly, Pol. Col. Somnuk Janket, Superintendent, led a Banglamung Police team to the scene to investigate.

On arrival, they found the victim, Mr. Sitthichok Phiphatsin (54) from Bangkok, waiting to provide a statement to police. His body bore many small bruises. Nearby, lay a partly-damaged black Suzuki Christal motorbike belonging to the victim. In the bush land at the roadside there were signs of struggle and a pair of sandals belonging to the robbe. An electric stun gun was found discarded nearby and has been kept as evidence.

A witness, Mr. Somchai Seedanuch (32), a cook at Ben Seafood Restaurant, stated that while he and other two colleagues were riding a motorbike approaching the scene in order to discard garbage, he saw 2 male youths, one skinny, one plump assaulting a victim and snatching a black bag before escapeing on a dark Honda Wave motorbike.

Mr. Phiphatsin claimed that he worked as a money exchange man, going to meet clients in hotels and entertainment venues in a city. The money he got from customers would be sold to Supper Risk Co. Ltd., a huge money exchange firm located in Bangkok. Before the incident occurred, Mr. Phiphatsin was on the way back to his residence at Phornphimon Place, Soi Pattaya-Naklua14 having left a customer at Rasputin Spa & Massage.

When Mr. Phiphatsin was approximately 100 meters from his residence, two youths appeared approaching him on a motorbike. One of the offenders had kicked the victim’s motorbike to make it topple started to assault him while the other threatened him with an electric stun then snatched the bag from him and made has escape. The victim explained that the bag contained Euros, Thai Baht, and US Dollars worth about 1 million baht.

Police Colonel Janket stated that interrogation of the witnesses, it was clear that the snatching and assault had been really occurred. However, the money claimed to be in the bag seemed to be doubtfully high very.

The victim will undergo further questioning and the investigation is continuing.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

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