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My Friends Robbed At Their Home While They Slept !

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Well its too late for last time so to speak, but hes had second thoughts about moving and has had the garden taken out and adding a garage, also he has subscribed to a deal where the police come 4 times a day/night and sign a book to prove they have been, along with cctv and auto lights,.

Yet nothing a simple as a burglar alarm. Cheap and effective. Under 20K for a professionally installed alarm with contacts on all doors/windows/trapdoors to lofts etc, 3 separate sirens and strobe flash. And yes, of course it has to be armed at night to be useful.

You can buy motion detectors; similar to those in 7-11 that go Bing-Bong when the beam is broken. 500 Baht, but heavy on batteries, unless you buy a DC adapter. TOP TIP!

Oh, come on, are you going to trust the lives of you and yours to a 500 bath 7/11 gong?

Also, a little off topic, but in the last 7 years, I have had strangers walk into my house twice, saying they were "looking for blahblah" who they believed lived here ... I don't know if they had genuinely thought that their friend was living here, or an excuse to plan a robbery? It was a middle aged thai lady both times. Once I was listening to music with headphones on and turned to see a strange woman standing in my doorway. The other time I was in the back room and came out to see a woman standing shocked in my living room (Several people down my soi said this lady did the same to them, walking in their house) This has happened to me TWICE, I now keep my house locked as much as possible.

Lock up, everyone!

Quite common, happened to us a couple of times as well (earlier days living in a moobahn with crappy security) but since then we always keep the main gate locked, also when in

We had all that stuff in our house. One night we went away to BKK, they destroyed the entire alarm system (neighbors not care) and when we returned the next day (alarm not yet repaired) they broke in again! Lucky guys, as I did not have a pump gun that time, as otherwise they would have had a few bullets in their back!

Sick!

Of course when you're not home an alarm relies on you living in a decent moobahn with neighbors and/or security who cares!

I've seen security come around when one of the burglar alarms goes off in our village, armed with baseball bats and motorbike helmets...

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they removed the security grill from the front downstairs window and entered that way,

Just curious. How was the grill attached and how did they remove it?

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Only a single female family member was in the house, she locked herself into the bathroom, called the police on her mobile...

Smart little cookie she is too. Most home security experts would recommend that people have a "safe-room" in the house with a security door and good locks that secure from the inside. In case of a home invasion, one should retreat to this room until the danger has passed. As others have said, your life should be more valuable than a TV or notebook computer.

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Almost impossible to believe! I would report this to the head of police for sure, I hope the person has some contacts!

Better believe it!

Try and call the police station when a big footie game is on. They lift the receiver and then put it down again, lest it interferes with them watching the game.

Try and call 191, often nobody even answers! One of our members had this recently trying to call them after an accident. No luck.

His wife is still unhappy now because the local coppers refused to book the driver who caused the accident, pissed, no drivers license and uninsured. Go figure...

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The day before yesterday my friend woke and looked out of the bedroom window to see his front gate open, when he got downstairs literally everything of value was missing,.( total assessed at $15000 ) .one item was a 44inch plasma tv, these very smart/confident ? thieves, they removed the security grill from the front downstairs window and entered that way, amongst his stolen items are 2 computers,..he lives in a cul-de-sac and they would have had to walk out with this stuff,.he lives there with his wife and 2 year old daughter,.on checking downstairs and outside they had also attempted to steal his 2 motorbikes by removing the security chains he had on them ( with his keys they had found ) also ( and this is the bit i find scary ) they had left a knife/machete about 18 inches long on his sofa,.i know some of you wil pick holes in this but im writing this to make you aware,they were in bed upstairs with a 2 year old,god knows what would have happened had he woke and disturbed/confronted them, rightly they are moving out as it seems the police told him they are in that area every day responding to break ins,......... be vigilant my friends,.

we have an alarm system fitted on all windows and doors ,with a panic button next to the bed,a few weeks ago i opened a window without thinking ,you should have heard the noise ,in minutes we had an assortment of neighbours the usually sleeping security guard and half the soi dogs in Pattaya outside our house and a very embarrased me standing in the doorway in my shorts .

moral get an alarm if anyone tries to break in the bloody noise would have them on the run in a flash.

glad you and the familly are ok.

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we have bars on every window and door etc, but they are all bolted on from the outside, anyone with the time could just unbolt every corner in about 10 minutes i would assume.

think the best security is a loud alarm, reactive lights, a safe room. our bedroom has 2 additional locks on it.

after our lease is up I'm considering moving into an apartment, but we need the space of an additional room and what not. apartments are a bit too small and i'm not too keen paying 25k+ a month on renting an apartment.

there's an interesting house on the border crossing into laos, when you go across that friendship bridge at night there's a house on the river on the lao side, of a night it's surrounded by floodlights on stands, and totally illuminated, the house and all the land around it.

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are there any security companies in pattaya that do back to base monitoring and nightly checks?

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My neighbor had a break in just 2 days ago.

Only a single female family member was in the house, she locked herself into the bathroom, called the police on her mobile only to be asked how much her donation towards the fuel fund was going to be. No donation and she was told that they would come and do the report sometime tomorrow.

This was while the burglars were ransacking the house and she was scared out of her mind in the bathroom :o

The Thai defenders wont believe you ( i do ),. lets wait for the " this can happen in the UK,,USA" blah blah blah,..

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Only a single female family member was in the house, she locked herself into the bathroom, called the police on her mobile...

Smart little cookie she is too. Most home security experts would recommend that people have a "safe-room" in the house with a security door and good locks that secure from the inside. In case of a home invasion, one should retreat to this room until the danger has passed. As others have said, your life should be more valuable than a TV or notebook computer.

Best advice so far and at 2pm we have a firm coming to do just that, im away quite often and our bedroom for my wife and daughter will be made like a fortress,..as long as they are safe i will have some peace of mind,.

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we have bars on every window and door etc, but they are all bolted on from the outside, anyone with the time could just unbolt every corner in about 10 minutes i would assume.

think the best security is a loud alarm, reactive lights, a safe room. our bedroom has 2 additional locks on it.

after our lease is up I'm considering moving into an apartment, but we need the space of an additional room and what not. apartments are a bit too small and i'm not too keen paying 25k+ a month on renting an apartment.

there's an interesting house on the border crossing into laos, when you go across that friendship bridge at night there's a house on the river on the lao side, of a night it's surrounded by floodlights on stands, and totally illuminated, the house and all the land around it.

heres a tip and it wont cost much, get a welder round and put a blob of weld at the base of each nut so that you cant get a spanner on it,.

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My wife has a beauty salon and works until about 11 most nights - the kids sleep in the back of the salon intil she's ready to go home.

Two or three weeks ago she phoned me (I'm working in Vietnam) and said there had been a break-in in our house and someone had stolen the kids' computer.

I told her not to worry, I was taking a long weekend and we would fix some security system.

Got home at the end of August and found not only the computer gone, but four split-unit air-cons, dining room table and chairs, piano, patio tables and chairs, ladder and other odds and ends.

This must have been a gang of thieves with a truck. And they did the house opposite in the same evening.

We now have a basic security system, but when I'm home again in early November this will be improved. When this job finidhes I am taking time out to move away from Pattaya - probably Hua Hin or somewhere where the crime level is lower. Pattaya has it's attractions and conveniences, but I do not want our kids to be teen-agers in Pattaya, nor do I want anyone killed (not in my close family, anyway).

I know I've said this in other threads, but Pattaya is now a serious attraction for all sorts of criminals and I am not going to contribute to their lifestyle.

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This is a serious question, do the Thais suffer as many break ins as farang ? are we seen as better source of booty, and less likely to use violence/be armed ,.

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Just thought i share an incident that took place recently in Malaysia -

2008/09/10

Police storm room, kill two robbers

SHAH ALAM: A hostage situation turned tragic when the victim was killed in her master bedroom despite three hours of negotiations between the hostage-takers and police.

The dead woman, Raja Noriana Raja Ahmad.

The two hostage-takers, said to be part of an Indonesian robbery gang, were shot dead by police who stormed the room when the woman began screaming.

The victim, Raja Noriana Raja Ahmad, 41, who was found with multiple stab and slash wounds, succumbed to her injuries an hour later at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

Raja Noriana was a director at Triways Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd where her husband, Mohd Yusof Abdul, 66, is the executive chairman. He is also group chief executive officer of Triways Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd.

The couple and their two daughters -- Puteri Erika, 22, and Puteri Akilah, 16, -- were at their double-storey house in the new neighbourhood of D'Kayangan in Section 13 here when they were awakened by noises about 4.30am yesterday.

Raja Noriana and Yusof came out of the room and were pounced upon by four men armed with parang and a gun. The commotion also brought out Puteri Akilah from her room.

All three were tied up and gagged but the robbers missed Puteri Erika, who jumped out of a window on the first floor. She broke her hip in the fall.

Police, meanwhile, were informed of the break-in by the neighbourhood guards. A team went to the house several minutes later.

Two of the men were arrested but their accomplices dragged Raja Noriana into the bedroom. Police managed to rescue Yusof and Puteri Akilah.

The master bedroom overlooks the front and since the hostage-takers did not draw the curtains, police had stationed snipers in the house opposite.

State police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, who led the negotiations, said despite negotiations, no compromise could be reached.

At 8.20am, the snipers saw Raja Noriana lying on the bed with the two men standing on either side of her. One was stabbing and slashing her while his accomplice tried to set the mattress on fire.

Khalid ordered a Special Action Unit team to storm the room. At this juncture, the snipers opened fire, killing the men.

Raja Noriana was found bleeding from injuries to the neck, shoulder and stomach. She was rushed to hospital.

Khalid said: "Police found a Smith & Wesson .32 revolver on one of the suspects along with six bullets. We also found a parang and a knife which was used to attack the victim.

"The revolver was reported stolen by a civil servant, whose house was broken into last week."

The dead Indonesians were identified as Mojib Ridwan, 25, and Abdul Sugiono, 26. The other two suspects did not have any travel documents.

The four are believed to have been responsible for at least six burglaries in the Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan.

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Just thought i share an incident that took place recently in Malaysia -

2008/09/10

Police storm room, kill two robbers

SHAH ALAM: A hostage situation turned tragic when the victim was killed in her master bedroom despite three hours of negotiations between the hostage-takers and police.

The dead woman, Raja Noriana Raja Ahmad.

The two hostage-takers, said to be part of an Indonesian robbery gang, were shot dead by police who stormed the room when the woman began screaming.

The victim, Raja Noriana Raja Ahmad, 41, who was found with multiple stab and slash wounds, succumbed to her injuries an hour later at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

Raja Noriana was a director at Triways Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd where her husband, Mohd Yusof Abdul, 66, is the executive chairman. He is also group chief executive officer of Triways Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd.

The couple and their two daughters -- Puteri Erika, 22, and Puteri Akilah, 16, -- were at their double-storey house in the new neighbourhood of D'Kayangan in Section 13 here when they were awakened by noises about 4.30am yesterday.

Raja Noriana and Yusof came out of the room and were pounced upon by four men armed with parang and a gun. The commotion also brought out Puteri Akilah from her room.

All three were tied up and gagged but the robbers missed Puteri Erika, who jumped out of a window on the first floor. She broke her hip in the fall.

Police, meanwhile, were informed of the break-in by the neighbourhood guards. A team went to the house several minutes later.

Two of the men were arrested but their accomplices dragged Raja Noriana into the bedroom. Police managed to rescue Yusof and Puteri Akilah.

The master bedroom overlooks the front and since the hostage-takers did not draw the curtains, police had stationed snipers in the house opposite.

State police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, who led the negotiations, said despite negotiations, no compromise could be reached.

At 8.20am, the snipers saw Raja Noriana lying on the bed with the two men standing on either side of her. One was stabbing and slashing her while his accomplice tried to set the mattress on fire.

Khalid ordered a Special Action Unit team to storm the room. At this juncture, the snipers opened fire, killing the men.

Raja Noriana was found bleeding from injuries to the neck, shoulder and stomach. She was rushed to hospital.

Khalid said: "Police found a Smith & Wesson .32 revolver on one of the suspects along with six bullets. We also found a parang and a knife which was used to attack the victim.

"The revolver was reported stolen by a civil servant, whose house was broken into last week."

The dead Indonesians were identified as Mojib Ridwan, 25, and Abdul Sugiono, 26. The other two suspects did not have any travel documents.

The four are believed to have been responsible for at least six burglaries in the Klang Valley and Negri Sembilan.

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How awful,. the things people do never cease to amaze me,.R.I.P

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