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Pattaya: Russian tourists robbed in midnight attack at knife point 

 

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Picture: Ruk Siam News

 

Ruk Siam News reported on Facebook that a Russian couple had been robbed at knife point by two men in a black pick-up with no plates. 

 

The Russians told Pol Maj Saijai Khamjunla that they had been walking back to the Laguna Beach hotel in Thepprasit Soi 17 when they were confronted by two men. 

 

The husband resisted but armed with a knife they grabbed a shoulder bag and attempted to drive off. 

 

The Russian managed to grab hold of a wing mirror that was damaged as the assailants escaped into the night after the attack at 12.30 am on Wednesday.   

 

The bag contained only a phone and a few documents.

 

A patrol was sent to the area and CCTV is being studied to get a lead in the case. 

 

Source: Ruk Siam News

 

 

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No number plates huh? you wait until the cops will get ya fella...

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I did tell my family in England who wanted to come way up here but first Patts on the way as a family resort. 

After a lot of chat I suggested not for my family.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The Russian managed to grab hold of a wing mirror

but mirror was too quick for him and winged it away .. 

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The couple should have been russian to get back to their room, then they may have never been robbed.

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5 hours ago, soalbundy said:

I'm so pleased that the Burmese robbers didn't rob any Chinese people

Chinese people go out as a group, 2 robbers vs 20 Chinese?

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Probably royal thai policemen who were on, or off, duty. There would be zero way to catch them. And even if caught, the other cops wouldn't even file a report. Thais know they can rob and hurt foreigners, and they will either not be caught (probable), or the police will not do anything about it. Its bad for tourism and Thailand's image to bring these events to light and uphold the rule of law.

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18 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I wonder how often that happens and how often it is not in the news.

A friend was stabbed on Sukhumvit a couple of years ago. He survived - just about.

It was never in the news.

And I am pretty sure that was not the only unreported incident. 

I confidently believe the Western news reporting networks have been told to cut down on the number of such reports due to the negative image on tourism. Some years ago there were many more and I just don't believe the police have got a grip of things, it takes a bribe to get them to react mostly,

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Reading the Thai Facebook page , it is clear that most comments are very worried about the tourist numbers going down this year and incidents like this are not helping.  Pattaya is going down the drain.  

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