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Russian gang steal Bitcoin worth millions from young Russian couple in Phuket condo extortion

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Russian gang steal Bitcoin worth millions from young Russian couple in Phuket condo extortion

 

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A Russian couple have gone to Thai police to say that compatriots posing initially as Interpol had entered their condominium and forced them to give passwords before stealing nearly 4 million baht in Bitcoin.

 

Maxsim Latsoka, 23, and Anna Nikurina, 28, were returning home on Monday at 10pm and as they entered their fourth floor condo room in Muang district they were bundled into the room by two Russian men.

 

The men said they were Interpol from Russia investigating Bitcoin irregularities. The men put a hood over Maxim and wrapped a towel around the head of his girlfriend before another Russian man came into the bedroom.

 

He ordered them to give the password of their computer notebook then the password of their Bitcoin account. If they didn't they were told they would be injected with drugs and handed over to the Thai police

 

The gang were in the room for a total of five hours, reported Thai Rath.

 

They managed to get 100,000 Euros in Bitcoin emptying the account. Then they fled with the notebook warning the couple they would be back to carry out their threats if they went to the Thai police.

 

A Thai forensics team were at the condo yesterday. The Russian couple initially were scared to report the theft but a friend who is a volunteer policeman persuaded them that it was better to report it.

 

Thai police said that they have information that the gang have fled to Malaysia.

 

Arrest warrants are being prepared.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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Russian couple robbed of US$100,000 in bitcoin in Phuket

By The Nation

 

A Russian couple filed a complaint on Thursday saying they were the victims of strongarm robbery in their condominium in Phuket and forced to transfer US$100,000 (Bt3.2 million) worth of bitcoin,police said.

 

The couple, Maxin Lastouka, 27, and Nikulina Anna, 22, filed the complaint with the Chalong police station on Thursday morning, saying they had been robbed by a group of foreigners late Monday night.

 

There was no indication why they waited several days to notify police, although the assailants reportedly told them they would be killed if they reported the incident.

 

The complaint said several foreigners, who were believed to also be Russian, had stormed into their condominium in Tambon Rawai of Muang district.

 

The assailants allegedly stole three notebook computers, an iPhone X smartphone and their passports and also forced the couple to transfer the cryptocurrency.

 

The couple said they had been detained for six hours before the assailants fled. Lastouka said he had recognised one of the assailants because he had seen him in the area earlier.

 

Police checked the GPS signal of the stolen iPhone X, which indicated that whoever was carrying it had left Phuket, passed through Nakhon Si Thammarat and transited into Malaysia.

 

Police said they believed the assailants were a gang of Russian criminals who had monitored the couple for a while and attacked them after learning that they had cryptocurrency savings.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30336546

 
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Oh dear..........:whistling:

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

Police checked the GPS signal of the stolen iPhone X, which indicated that whoever was carrying it had left Phuket, passed through Nakhon Si Thammarat and transited into Malaysia.

The should really not have made this info public , for obvious reasons

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I wonder if it is 4M Thai Bath, 100000 Euro or 100000 USD? 

Otherwise, this is how it goes for people talking to much and showing off how smart they have been. How in the world could anybody know that this pair was the ones to rob.

The smart persons that mekaes the good money, not even give any person their full address. They just keep a low profile.

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"Thai police said that they have information that the gang have fled to Malaysia.

 

Arrest warrants are being prepared."

 

love it

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One of the many pitfalls of bitcoin etc, cyber currency theft is not relevent to where you are. No jurisdiction or regulations whatsover. 50% drop in one week, with more to come. 

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Loose lips sink ships. 

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A troll/slur post has been removed

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A lot of holes in this story like how would they know he had bitcoins? Lucky for me it was not my gaff as I have hundreds of them little Thai one's down the back of the sofa.

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So the amount stolen is worth about 10 baht by today's rates. 

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