Pattaya Daily News

08 December 2008 :: 08:12:47 am 10018

Yah Bah Addicted Man Caught Red Handed Breaking Into Tourist Room In Pattaya

At 11.00 pm. on 6th December 2008 Pol.Maj.Gen. Wittaya Yuenyong received a call that a thief had been caught at Sombat Condo, Pratumnak Soi 5.
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Arriving at the scene police found the suspect, Mr. Ek Wongtham (25), from Sra-gaew province, who had been detained. The victim, Mr. Bent Borge Christensen (69), a Danish citizen, had been injured all over his body, and pointed out the suspect to the police.

Examining Mr. Christensen’s room, 539/48 on the 6th floor, police found it had been ransacked and there were signs of a break-in through the window. A notebook computer and the suspect’s tools were also in the room.

Mr. Christensen told police that he and his Thai wife had just arrived in Pattaya. They had gone out for dinner and on returning were surprised that the room was locked from the inside and the light was on. He immediately went to inform security to investigate. Coming back to his room, the thief was caught red-handed trying to move his property out of the room.

The suspect was alarmed and used a screwdriver to stab Mr. Christensen in the stomach. They both engaged in a fight during which the victim fell down and the suspect ran away down the emergency stairwell. Mr. Christensen was determined not to let the suspect to get away, then shouted out for help and ran after him. He eventually fell on the stairs but was able to grab on to the suspect’s leg firmly.

After that other residents at the condo had come outside their rooms but the suspect managed to escape to the ground floor car park where his friend was waiting on a motorbike. However, the suspect was caught by Samaritans but the one on the motorbike sped away.

Mr. Ek confessed that he and Mr. Kay came to visit his girlfriend, who lives near the victim’s room, in order to ask for money to buy Yah Bah (amphetamine), but his girlfriend was not there. He then decided to climb over the balcony to Mr. Christensen’s room to try and steal some property which is where he was caught. Police detained Mr. Ek and would extend the case to arrest Mr. Kay to bring him to justice.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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