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The victim of a vicious and apparently random assault which occurred in North Pattaya on 16th December has turned to the local media to highlight her case which she claims has yet to be investigated by Pattaya Police.
Khun Nidaporn aged 50 is a Tour Guide working for the Asia Journey Company and on the night of 16th December she visited her friend’s restaurant in Soi Petragoon in North Pattaya.
Her company boss arrived and asked Khun Nidaporn to hand over some documents which were being kept in her car which was parked nearby. Khun Nidaporn returned to her car to retrieve the documents which were not completed. She sat on the front steps of a clinic where the light was sufficient enough to allow her to complete the documentation prior to handing the papers over to her boss who was waiting at the restaurant nearby.
As she sat on the steps two men on a motorbike approached and one of them approached Khun Nidaporn and kicked her in the face before stealing 3 mobile phones and 2,000 Baht from her as she lay in a semi-conscious state on the steps.
The incident was caught on security cameras and the footage was handed to Pattaya Police who have, as yet, not opened an investigation into the assault and robbery. The victim hopes that by highlighting the case in the local media, the Police will now look into the case and attempt to arrest those responsible.
With the assistance of a former work colleague, Pattaya Police arrested a female recruitment officer based in Jomtien on Thursday Night, accused of cheating prospective employees seeking jobs abroad out of money taken as admin fees.
Khun Kriangwit, a recruitment officer, alerted Police to his former colleague, Khun Suttirat aged 30, who is believed to have charged people between 25,000 and 60,000 Baht to enter into contracts which would see them gain employment abroad.
The victims of the scam were told that they would move to America and work there but the only problem was that the jobs never materialized and the money they paid to the suspected scammer had gone.
Police were told that the suspect worked out of an apartment in Soi Buakhao and when they visited the location they found a number of people waiting for Khun Suttirat who was eventually arrested at the Siam International Office in Soi Chayapreuk 1 in Jomtien,
Apart from her office possessing no company registration documents and no documents authorizing her to work as a recruitment agency, she is thought to have scammed millions of Baht over the years from unsuspecting clients who were promised a work visa and employment in America.
Investigations continue at this time as more victims of the scam come forward but Police have charged the suspect with multiple counts of fraud.
A Norwegian resident at a Pattaya Condominium Complex sustained a stab wound to his head following a fight with his friend, also Norwegian, over persistent requests to assist him with a financial issue.
Police were called to the Park Lane Jomtien Resort in Soi Watboon just before 2.30am on Friday and assisted Mr. Bjorn Kristiansen aged 58, who was outside of the Security Box at the entrance to the complex. He had sustained a serious head wound and lost a considerable amount of blood.
He told Police that he was stabbed in his head by his so-called friend, also Norwegian, named as Mr. Arne Garden aged 57. Both men reside at the complex and live near each other and have known each other for nearly 3 years.
Police went to see Mr. Garden who was uninjured and appeared in a relaxed state inside his apartment. He told Police that he was fed-up with constant requests from Mr. Kristiansen to assist him with using ATM’s as he was waiting for money to come from abroad.
Police recovered the knife thought to have been used in the attack and are continuing to investigate the incident but have not pressed criminal charges against the alleged attacker for now.
A male employee of a Gay Bar, who blamed poor customer numbers at his venue, was detained by a local journalist on Thursday Morning on Jomtien Beach Road after he allegedly snatched a gold necklace from a woman who was sitting on a Baht Bus which had just stopped to receive more customers.
The incident occurred just before 11am, in front of the Palm Beach Hotel. Khun Sassitorn aged 20 was travelling on the Baht Bus with her foreign boyfriend and as the vehicle came to a halt to receive more customers, a man later identified as Khun Watcharapong aged 20, drove up beside the Baht Bus on his motorbike, leant over and snatched a gold necklace from around the neck of the female victim.
As he attempted to snatch the necklace he lost control of his bike and both the vehicle and the suspect fell onto the road. A local News Reporter, Khun Anan saw the incident occur and managed to detain the suspect until Police arrived to formally arrest him.
At the Police Station, the suspect claimed he worked for a Gay Bar in Pattaya and due to lack of foreign customers he was forced to enter a life of crime so he could pay his rent and have some money for food.
Police charged the suspect with aggravated theft and the gold necklace was returned to its rightful owner.
On Wednesday afternoon a serious road crash occurred at the North Pattaya Junction on the Sukhumvit Road resulting in four injuries, 2 of the injured have been described as sustaining serious life-changing injuries.
The crash involved a Red Ford Focus driven by Khun Rungrern aged 21 with his girlfriend Khun Piyawan aged 20 riding as passenger. The car driver escaped with relatively minor injuries but the passenger sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Hospital.
Nearby, lying on the road, was the bike driver, Khun Nuttapon aged 27, and he had sustained a broken leg and suspected internal injuries and was also rushed to Hospital.
50 meters down the road was a seriously injured pedestrian, Khun Somree aged 31 who was struck by the out-of-control motorbike after it collided with the car.
According to witnesses, the car went through a red traffic light and struck the motorbike side-on, although the car driver claimed the traffic light was still flashing orange and he was permitted to cross the junction.
Police are investigating and will examine CCTV to determine if the car driver was at-fault.
Victims of a 10 Million Baht Car Rental Scam reported the alleged crime to Sattahip Police on Wednesday and it is thought that 23 vehicles are involved in the case.
The group of more than 10 car owners reported to Police that a woman named as Khun Patsaraporn aged 45, had approached the car owners and told them that if they gave their vehicles to her she would take them to Pattaya and rent them to foreign tourists. She guaranteed a minimum rental income of 25,000 Baht per car per month.
The car owners signed contracts and handed over their cars, but never received any rental income and when they tried to contact the woman, her phone was turned off and she had moved out of her house located in the Sattahip area.
Police are in possession of Khun Patsarapon’s Thai ID card and are in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for her. For now she remain at-large.
On Tuesday Morning Police and medics were called to a Hotel in Central Pattaya to investigate the death of a 45 year old Russian man inside his Hotel Room.
Officers arrived at the Sawasdee Pattaya Hotel in Soi Buakhao and were directed to room number 616 on the 6th floor. Lying face-down on the bed was the body of Mr. Mikhail Petrochenko.
Police spoke with Hotel Staff who confirmed the victim had checked into the Hotel on 30th November and was due to checkout early on Tuesday Morning. He failed to do so and a cleaner found him lying dead on the bed.
Police found no obvious signs of foul play and were told by staff that Mr. Petrochenko was seen to drink heavily on a daily basis during his stay at the Hotel.
Police suspect the cause of death was alcohol poisoning but will wait for the results of a post mortem examination before they close the case. The Russian Embassy in Bangkok are aware of the death and are in contact with the man’s family in Russia at this time.
A 22 year old Ladyboy was arrested by Nongprue Police on Tuesday Night accused of fraudulently obtaining money online from people who thought the Ladyboy was a female model.
Police Colonel Suttisak, the Chief of Nongprue Police, received information from victims of the social media scammer, who used the LINE app under the nickname “Miki Mobal” to request money from unsuspecting men who thought they were sending money to a female model to assist her in her modelling career and to eventually meet her and begin a relationship.
In fact they were speaking to the Ladyboy who was sharing money sent to her with a number of friends who would purchase illegal drugs with the proceeds.
Police determined the suspect was living at the Billy Place Apartments in Soi Nongrabok in East Pattaya and were able to arrest him on Tuesday Night. In his possession was a Yabba Tablet and a drug test confirmed he had recently ingested methamphetamine.
The suspect claimed he had cheated over 50 victims and had been operating for more than 3 years. Initially Police charged him with possession of a class 1 drug pending formal statements from victims of the suspect which are due to be completed in the coming days.
Police and medics were called to a hi-rise condominium in Sriracha District on Tuesday Night to deal with a 45 year old Korean who had fallen from the 18th floor to his death.
The incident occurred at the Laemchabang Tower Condo and the dead man was identified as Mr. Yongsob Kwug and near his body was a wallet containing 6,870 Baht in cash and a Samsung Smart Phone along with a Korean identity card.
Security Cameras at the Condo confirmed that Mr. Kwug had entered the building at 7.30pm and was carrying two bottles of whisky. He is thought to have jumped at approximately 8pm from a window located in the corridor of the 18th floor.
The two bottles of whisky were not recovered and Police suspect he had entered one of the apartments before he jumped. He is not thought to live at the location and may have visited a friend.
Police made contact with other friends of the deceased man and it was determined he had recently lost his job as a Company Director in Korea and had split-up from his wife. Both motives for a suicide according to Police who continue to investigate the case before a final report on the death is filed.
Rescue Workers were called to a North Pattaya Motel in the early hours of Tuesday to assist a woman who was heavily intoxicated and apparently slipped over onto a glass table and injured herself.
Inside room number 308 at the Chernrak Motel was Khun May aged 24, she had sustained serious cuts to her back and was being comforted by her boyfriend Khun Chalermchai aged 27.
He explained that the pair live a long distance from Pattaya and decided to rent a room at the Motel for the night before enduring the long drive back to their home later on Tuesday Morning.
Khun May was drunk and while she lay on the bed she began to feel sick and jumped off and began to run to the toilet. On the way she slipped onto a glass table which shattered and shards of the broken glass cut her across her back causing her to lose a considerable amount of blood.
The woman was rushed to Hospital where it was later confirmed the injuries were not life-threatening.