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Danish woman robbed by European-looking man

CHIANG MAI: -- A Danish woman was robbed of THB10,000 after a European-looking man threatened to hurt her unless she handed over the money she had just withdraw from a cash machine at a busy Chiang Mai shopping mall on May 18, according to local police.


The victim, Michelle Broding Lorsglas, 20, a tourist from Denmark, told police she was having a meal at a food centre when she was approached by the man who first asked for help, claiming he had been robbed and needed small cash to call home.

Pol Lt Witoon Ruangwattanachai of Chiang Mai Police Station said the Danish woman agreed to offer him some money and went to the nearest ATM to withdraw cash. The man followed her to the ATM and then accosted her to hand over THB10,000, the police investigator said.

Police were gathering evidence, including footages from surveillance cameras in and around the crime scene, to try to identify and apprehend the suspected criminal.

Source: http://scandasia.com/danish-woman-robbed-by-european-looking-man/

-- ScandAsia 2014-05-19

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European looking man, mmm, that narrows it down a bit !!

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He was asking her in Danish.....

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My email notification: "Danish woman robbed by Farang man in Chiang Mai"

Why not "Farang woman robbed by European-looking man" ... or "Farang woman robbed by Farang man"?

There are millions of "European-looking" men in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Question: Who is writing these headlines?!

Answer: Someone who needs education.

Last time i checked, England was in Europe!

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I'll bet the security cameras are working for this case!!

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Good to know he was not Australian, American or Russian!

Some of Russia is in Europe

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"Farang" is a Thai word that has no place in an English news headline. It looks amateur. Can Thai Visa just use "foreign/foreigner", or perhaps "Caucasian" if referring to a person of fair or light complexion? "European-looking man" is also very imprecise, excluding "white" Americans, Canadians, Australians etc. as well as olive-skinned southern European and Mediterranean nationalities.

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What's wrong with the headline? It is known she is Danish as she reported the crime and obviously gave her nationality, and a "European looking" guy distinguishes the SOB so we know he is not Thai / Asian / Middle Eastern. All you guy get upset when there is a report about a French / British / American or whatever other western national with a middle eastern or otherwise NON EUROPEAN name committed a crime.

I think the headline is clear and serves the purpose - be careful of EVEN European looking person asking you to give him cash help.

Some people just like to moan!

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