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Knife wielding gang steal 30,000 baht in brazen early morning hotel robbery in Chiang Mai

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Knife wielding gang steal 30,000 baht in brazen early morning hotel robbery in Chiang Mai

 

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A three man gang armed with knives robbed the Airport Resident hotel in Mahidol Road, downtown Chiang Mai this morning. 

 

The deputy provincial police chief has ordered local cops to act fast to track the criminals in what he said was a brazen attack that could damage tourist confidence in the northern Thai city. 

 

Hotel staff member Yossakorn Detdiawying, 30, said that three men entered the hotel in the early hours with long sleeved shirts pulled over their heads. 

 

A scuffle ensued and the staffer was put in a head lock and told not to resist. But he did resist and was cut twice by another person in the gang.

 

Injuries to his arm were not severe, however. 

 

The gang then ransacked the reception area and office before making off with 30,000 baht and the CCTV server. 

 

Yossakorn said that listening to the robbers they appeared to have foreign accents. They spent 20 minutes in the hotel, reported Daily News. 

 

They disappeared along Mahidol Road on a Honda Wave motorcycle.

 

Deputy provincial police chief Pol Col Piyaphan Phatrapongsin was on the scene and ordered his local force to check CCTV in the area to get a lead and find the men quickly. Forensics were taking fingerprints.

 

Such a brazen attack had the potential to damage tourism in the city, he said. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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3 minutes ago, webfact said:

could damage tourist confidence

Death sentence for the 3 man gang if caught?

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54 minutes ago, webfact said:

 

Yossakorn said that listening to the robbers they appeared to have foreign accents

Irish,Scottish,Geordie,Pakistani or maybe Burmese, 

"In the early hours with long sleeved shirts pulled over their heads." i am

trying to envision that but it's difficult.

Well I am sure the Police will spring into action and will soon apprehend

the robbers,as Chiang Mai's reputation is at risk.

regards Worgeordie

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foreign accents, become experts on accents now

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16 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

"In the early hours with long sleeved shirts pulled over their heads."

 

Anyone run in Phuket with the Hash

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a gang with shirts pulled over their heads?

inspired by Beavis and Butthead?

 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Such a brazen attack had the potential to damage tourism

...is the damage not already done with all the other hassles and issues against expats, foreigners or farangs ?

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11 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

...is the damage not already done with all the other hassles and issues against expats, foreigners or farangs ?

 

They want tourists, they just don't want foreigners hanging around outstaying their welcome without the necessary funds to do so.

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9 hours ago, roger buttmore said:

 

They want tourists, they just don't want foreigners hanging around outstaying their welcome without the necessary funds to do so.

Because only tourists will pay inflated tourist prices. 

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