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Pattaya street robbery gang targeting foreigners caught by police

Pattaya street robbery gang targeting foreigners caught by police

PATTAYA: On Friday afternoon at Banglamung Police Station, Police Lieutenant General Gawee, the Region 2 Police Commissioner, led a press conference to announce the arrest of a 4-man gang thought to be responsible for many street robberies targeting only foreign nationals.


By Pattaya One

Saturday 2 November 2013, 08:08AM


The General announced the arrest of the 4 men aged between 16 and 20. The eldest member of the gang was arrested first and provided Police with information which led to the arrest of the remaining gang members.

Items seized during the arrests include 2 guns with bullets, a Laptop Computer, 510 Baht in cash, a mobile phone and Honda Wave Motorbike.

One of the gangs alleged victims, Mr. Peter Bovenseepen aged 69 from Germany, was present to formally identify the gang members. It was also revealed that the two elder members of the gang are wanted in connection with a shooting in North Pattaya which occurred on 22nd October.

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The suspects claimed they would use the proceeds of each robbery to purchase illegal drugs and to pay for nights out with friends. They will be held on-remand pending Court proceedings.

Pattaya One.

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