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Police from three stations around the Pattaya area are combining their resources to find a Thai man wanted in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 23 year old Danish woman, which took place on Saturday.
The victim, whose name has been withheld from the media, had gone to see a friend residing in the Baan Amphur area, just outside of Pattaya. Before she intended to return to her home in Naklua, she stopped at a PTT Petrol Station in the Baan Amphur area and used an ATM to withdraw 23,000 Baht in cash.
A Thai man, thought to be aged between 25 and 30 approached on a motorbike and claimed to be a Motorbike Taxi Driver. A price was agreed to take her back to Naklua and the woman jumped on the bike and the journey to Naklua began.
On the way back, the driver made a detour to a remote road in the Huay Yai area and forced the woman to accompany him to a nearby Cassava Field where the alleged sexual assault took place. The man also stole the 23,000 Baht from her.
The man offered to return the Danish woman to the Petrol Station and she accepted the ride but jumped off the bike on the Sukhumvit Road near a group of people. The driver sped off and the victim was offered assistance to contact the Police. A photofit impression of the suspect was released but for now the suspect remains at large and on Tuesday Morning a meeting of senior officers from Pattaya,
Banglamung and Huay Yai Police Stations took place at Banglamung Police Station. The media was not invited to attend the meeting which is thought to have revealed new information on the suspect which the Police do not wish to be published for now.
DNA tests are currently taking place on a Black T-Shirt and Hair Samples taken from the scene of the alleged attack and CCTV images from the Petrol Station are being analyzed.
Due to a number of recent high profile cases involving Foreign Nationals, local Police are under pressure to arrest the person responsible for the alleged attack but for now he remains at-large.
On Tuesday Night, Police and medics were called to Jomtien Second Road to deal with the gruesome discovery of a newborn baby who had been dead for under one hour, according to investigators.
A street refuse collector, Khun Pisit aged 37, made the discovery. He found a plastic bag which appeared to contain something heavy and when he investigated further, he found the body of the newborn baby boy wrapped inside two T-Shirts.
Investigators believe the child had died less than one hour before and the umbilical cord was still attached suggesting the birth had taken place earlier on Tuesday.
Police are now appealing for the mother of the child to come forward as she may require urgent medical attention. Police will also look to press criminal charges but for now they are waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination which will hopefully determine if death took place before, during or after birth.
In the early hours of Tuesday, a Cambodian Security Guard was attacked by a group of Cambodian construction workers in South Pattaya for no apparent reason.
The incident occurred in Soi 4 off the Pratamnuk Road where Mr. Duan aged 32, works as a Security Guard for a housing estate. He claims that a fellow Cambodian and his girlfriend walked past Mr. Duan while he was on-duty and used aggressive language and threatened him not to move from his station as he would be back later.
Sometime later, the man returned with two other Cambodian workers, who were armed with knives and planks of wood. Mr. Duan attempted to escape on foot and made his way to a nearby Motorbike Taxi Rank where Khun Wichai aged 52 was on-duty. The taxi driver shouted at the attackers to stop and they fled into Soi 5.
Pattaya Police were able to capture one of the alleged attackers, Mr. Wee aged 20, who is the brother of the main aggressor. The two other attackers remain at-large for now and injuries sustained to the Security Guard were described as superficial by medics at Banglamung Hospital.
Over the weekend, the Pattaya Police Chief, announced the arrest of a 40 year old Pattaya Bar Worker, who is alleged to have stolen money from the room safe of a 56 year old British Tourist.
The incident occurred at the Dusit Thani Resort in North Pattaya, inside a room occupied by Mr. John Sargant from Redhill in Surrey. Earlier he had invited Khun Tirapon to his room and after 3 days of being together, she suddenly left but decided to reportedly steal 2,900 Pounds Sterling from his room safe.
During Questioning the suspect claimed that she watched Mr. Sargant use the room safe and was able to remember the security code. After she left, the money was exchanged for Thai Baht and allegedly handed to Khun Tikamporn aged 56 who the suspect claims is a close friend.
Police were able to locate the two women at the Oh La La Beer Bar situated close to the Dolphin Roundabout and only meters away from the Hotel. A total of 100,600 Baht was recovered and a small amount of pounds sterling. Khun Tirapon claimed she was angry that Mr. Sargant did not provide her with any financial compensation in exchange for her providing companionship, which led her to steal the money from the safe.
Both women were later charged over the incident and Mr. Sargant, who was clearly emotional at the press conference announcing the arrests, thanked the Hotel and Police for their assistance.
On Sunday Morning in Central Pattaya a Disabled driver and her Disabled friend, who is wheelchair-bound, were subjected to a necklace snatch on a road in Central Pattaya.
Khun Sasipan aged 24 was driving her friend, Khun Watidar aged 23 on a bike with sidecar, which contained Khun Watidar’s wheelchair in Soi Paniachang 9 off the Central Pattaya Road when two men on a further bike drove up beside them and the passenger on that bike leant over and snatched a gold necklace, worth approximately 5,000 Baht, from around the neck of Khun Watidar.
The victim almost fell off the motorbike during the attack and was luckily uninjured. The entire incident was caught on CCTV from the nearby River Hotel and the pictures are now in the hands of Pattaya Police who are urgently investigating the case and are hopeful of making an arrest.
Mystery surrounds the death of a 47 year old Construction Worker, who appears to have died in a 30cm deep lake behind a Cement Factory in North Pattaya.
The body of Khun Saman was recovered from the lake located in Soi Nong Get Yai 22 over the weekend. The body was identified by the victim’s boss, Khun Duangnet aged 41. She revealed to Police that Khun Saman told her, the night before he was found dead, that he was going to the lake to catch fish.
Khun Saman failed to return and the next morning his body was found in water which was approximately 30cm in depth.
For now Police theorize that he may have suffered an acute medical problem which led him to collapse into the water or he may have drowned due to intoxication. The investigation continues.
It was confirmed on Friday that Immigration Senior Officers cancelled the current visa for the dishonest German Beggar, who was believed to be begging for money during the day and using the money to buy drinks and female companionship at night.
On Thursday Pattaya Tourist Police arrested Mr. Benjamin Holst aged 29. He was caught begging for money on Pattaya Beach, even though he reportedly had 7,000 Baht cash in his pocket. This is thought to be the remaining cash from a 40,000 Baht donation from people in Bangkok after he was found sleeping rough close to the Kao San Road. The money was intended to be used to purchase a new passport and a flight back to Germany.
Instead Mr. Holst made his way to Pattaya where he was spotted in bars, spending money which had been donated to him in Bangkok.
Under the Immigration Act of 1979, Chapter 2 Section 12, Mr. Holst has now been ordered to leave Thailand and on Friday was transferred to the Immigration Detention Center in Bangkok where he awaits deportation.
On Friday a couple, believed to be of foreign nationality, are believed to have stolen a parked pick-up which was left with the engine running by its driver.
The theft of the Toyota Hilux Pick-up took place close to the Highway 7 intersection with the Sukhumvit Road in North Pattaya. Khun Arty aged 30 is an IT Technician who was driving the vehicle which is owned by his employer, the First Eastern Supply Company, who ironically specialize in Security Solutions.
Khun Arty left the engine running while he went inside a commercial building on the Sukhumvit Road and CCTV shows a male and female, thought to be foreign nationals, walk up to the vehicle and drive off.
The vehicle was found abandoned at the Northern end of Pattaya Second Road, outside of the Night Bazaar. A GPS Navigator had been taken but a bag containing 15,000 Baht, which was left in plain view, had been left by the couple.
People nearby saw the couple leave the vehicle and walk towards the Dolphin Roundabout. Police suspect the pair may have used the opportunity to take the vehicle so they could avoid a Taxi fare and are now searching for them.
On Friday Night, a 46 year old Chinese Tourist, accompanied by his Thai Tour Guide, reported a bag snatch which occurred in North Pattaya.
Mr. Zhang Jua Dao was part of a small tour group led by Khun Sutidar. She had taken them to North Pattaya and while they were walking along the street, a motorbike, travelling against the flow of traffic, approached and a passenger on the bike leant over and snatched a bag from Mr. Dao.
Inside the bag was reportedly 4,400 Chinese Yuan, 22,000 Baht and the victim’s passport. Khun Sutidar explained that Mr. Dao is due to fly back to China on 28th September and he will now likely miss his flight unless the passport is found as he would not be able to obtain an Emergency Travel Document until Monday at the earliest.
Police logged the alleged crime and will attempt to arrest those responsible and recover the stolen items.
Pattaya’s Tourist Police have requested Immigration to deport a German man who has been begging for money on Pattaya Beach during the day and using the money to purchase drink and prostitutes at night.
Mr. Benjamin Holst aged 29, first came to the attention of the authorities after he was found sleeping on the streets near Kao San Road in Bangkok. Khun Sirirat from a German Travel Association based in Bangkok, agreed to help Mr. Holst in conjunction with the Tourist Police in Bangkok. She began by providing a Hotel room and food for Mr. Holst and agreed to take him to the German Embassy in Bangkok to obtain a new passport, so he could travel back to Germany.
A total of 40,000 Baht was raised by the Association and others concerned for Mr. Holst, who agreed to meet Khun Sirirat at the German Embassy. Instead he is believed to have gone to the Embassy at an earlier time to obtain an emergency passport but he then travelled to Pattaya with the 40,000 Baht and began begging on Pattaya Beach during the day and frequenting bars at night.
Motorbike Taxi drivers based at the entrance of Walking Street told the Tourist Police that they recognized the man from the TV after he was featured on National TV News Bulletins. Mr. Holst is alleged to have asked them to find him women for sex and they confessed to providing him with female companionship on a number of occasions.
Mr. Holst was arrested by the Tourist Police in the early hours of Thursday and was then arrested again on Thursday afternoon. Initially no formal complaints were made against Mr. Holst which is why he was released until it was made clear that he was being dishonest about his financial status.
Mr. Holst was detained by Tourist Police with 7,000 Baht in his pocket and taken to the Immigration Office with a recommendation that he be deported to Germany at the earliest opportunity.