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Armed robbers in Pattaya target Chinese tourists in 10 million baht break-in

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An armed gang of 5 men have broken into a luxury property in Pattaya, making off with around 10 million baht worth of cash and valuables. A group of Chinese tourists were staying in the property at the time, which is part of the Siam Royal View development, in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya.

A report in the Bangkok Post says police were notified of the robbery at around 10pm last night. They have been speaking to the Chinese guests, who cannot speak Thai, with the help of interpreters. The tourists say 5 armed men broke into the property and ransacked it in their search for valuables, before making off with around 10 million baht worth of cash and other items.

It is not yet known how many tourists were in the house at the time of the robbery. Officers are continuing their investigation and checking CCTV footage of the area.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ling

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    What seems more noteworthy to me than the actual robbery: What kind of visa did the Chinese tourists have? How did they get through Corona travel restrictions?

    • Ja Gallo

      Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      The answer is money visa.

  2. Tobias Krantz

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    There has been a huge influx of Chinese all over the country. Do you think they are jumping through the same hoops that westerners must jump through? I think not!!!!

  3. Perceville Smithers

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I’m surprised the property wasn’t gated or no security outside. Chinese tourists are always targeted no matter where they go.

  4. Alex

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

    That’s to be expected, showing off your wealth and all when most of the people around you are suffering and poor. No wonder they got robbed. I’m not even surprised. Hey’ look what I got! It’s like putting up a middle finger to those who have nothing. I’ll bet they wouldn’t even blink an eye losing 10 million baht if you can afford a property like that.

  5. Jerrod

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:13 am

    The chinese are typically easy robbery targets.

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