Connect with us

Crime

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

Maya Taylor

Published

 on 

PHOTO: www.siam-royal-view.com

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

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Avatar

    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?

    • Avatar

      Ja Gallo

      Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      The answer is money visa.

  2. Avatar

    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. Avatar

    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. Avatar

    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. Avatar

    Jerrod

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:13 am

    The chinese are typically easy robbery targets.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Drugs2 hours ago

Record drug bust in Laos follows pandemic’s methamphetamine boom

World3 hours ago

Alec Baldwin could face criminal charges for shooting on set

Thailand3 hours ago

Thailand News Today | No more Lisa for new years, Abduction linked to Reused gloves | Oct. 28

Sponsored1 day ago

Top 5 dental clinics by Dental Corporations PLC in Thailand

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Transport4 hours ago

Bangkok public transport back to normal capacity on Monday

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand’s Industry Ministry is backing hemp as a new cash crop

Economy4 hours ago

Reform urged for foreigners to invest or buy condos in Thailand

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Drugs5 hours ago

55 million meth pills seized in Laos in biggest SE Asian bust ever

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 9,658 new cases; provincial totals

Phuket5 hours ago

BlackPink’s Lisa says “no” to Phuket New Year countdown event

Bangkok6 hours ago

Khao San Road expects very slow recovery, even after reopening

Thailand6 hours ago

Truckers and tour bus drivers plan strike over diesel prices

Malaysia6 hours ago

World’s first unisex condom invented by Malaysian gynaecologist

Thailand6 hours ago

Floating stage, 2nd hand medical gloves, Thai superstar Lisa, Crack ups | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 48

Property7 hours ago

Covid-19 has accelerated Thailand’s property market disruption by 5 to 10 years

Thailand7 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha to outline Thailand’s path to net zero at UN Climate Change Conference

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending