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German expat, 72, wounded by knife-wielding Phuket house robbers

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20 hours ago, dcsw53 said:

As usual the reporting of this is poor, the story raises twice as many questions as the answers it gives.
Did they break in, or did he open the door ? Were they wearing masks, can they be identified ? Why did they flee through the back of the house ?
Seems a lot of risk for a THB 5000 reward. Should be 10 years inside for stupidity and 6 months for the crime

Yes, not sure if the victim was male or female!

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The Kasikorn bank has three different ways of withdrawing money from credit card I have my normal daily use locked at 20.000 so if I lose it or it is stolen  that is it day by day

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1 hour ago, Just Weird said:

What sort of Thais do you get your information from?!

It is just an assumption...bad economy combined with a huge drop in tourist spending in Phuket...folks are getting desperate.  Where are the easiest targets to get money?  Robbing the local 7 Eleven where there are cameras every 2 feet or robbing an elderly man in his home where the chance of a camera is next to none?  It's a pretty obvious choice.  It seems to me that the reporting of this type of crime is on the rise.  It makes sense that falangs are targets because in order of us to be here, we need money in our banks and a steady source of income.  There are a lot of elderly falangs here that are considered easy targets.  So to not even think that we are NOT a target is very naïve on your part.

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3 hours ago, Truthhurts said:

Very very sad.

Thankfully you never ever ever see elder abuse in farang countries.

We respect them too much.

 

Then you have never been to Denmark, there are often home robberies in older folks homes there and also with violent assaults.

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4 hours ago, Truthhurts said:

Very very sad.

Thankfully you never ever ever see elder abuse in farang countries.

We respect them too much.

 

My country of birth is England and unfortunately the elderly were always targeted by scammers, either trying to gain entry to look for cash or scam builders trying to make money... the list of methods was endless.

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I was told by Thais those under the influence tend to "visit" farang houses whilst wasted in the belief that cash is left readily available just waiting to be found. 

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4 hours ago, Truthhurts said:

Very very sad.

Thankfully you never ever ever see elder abuse in farang countries.

We respect them too much.

 

A clear winner of sarcastic post for the week.

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12 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

My country of birth is England and unfortunately the elderly were always targeted by scammers, either trying to gain entry to look for cash or scam builders trying to make money... the list of methods was endless.

Agreed - often assaulted too.

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18 hours ago, Scot123 said:

Maybe it was not the goal maybe the goal was to hold the foreign gentlemen till they emptied his account of the 400,000 or 800,000baht they new he must have. Thank the woman on her return or this could of had a far more serious outcome. Thai families have been murdered for a lot less with that type of crime (think I read 100,000baht then killed the family). All expats have that target on their backs now. 

The kindest assumption I can make about your post,given the grammar and wild assumptions,  is that English is not your first language. Scottish might explain it though?

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