Phuket Russian allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash and crypto

Russian man allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars, photo by The Phuket Express.

A Russian man in Phuket allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash and cryptocurrency from other Russians. Region 8 Police said they arrested the man, 32 year old Dnitry Shergin, on Wednesday, over a crime he allegedly committed on December 11.

The two victims said that in the early morning on December 11, a group of foreign suspects threatened and attacked them on Soi Cherng Talay 16 for US$20,000 in cash, and US$25,000 in a crypto wallet.

The victims are 35 year old Viacheslav Kopan and 32 year old Evgenii Kamolov.

Police identified the suspect after a full investigation. Shergin stands accused of robbery, illegal possession of firearms, carrying a gun in public without a permit and illegally detaining other people, The Phuket Express reported.

Shergin reportedly acted with other suspects who are still on the run.

This is a developing story, and The Thaiger will continue to provide any updates.

There has been a bit of violent crime involving Russians in Thailand lately.

Earlier this week, it was reported that a crazy Russian woman went berserk, chomped on a British woman’s finger and spat it out. This was reportedly after a spat over the British woman sitting on a bean bag chair at the beach.

Last month, a Russian tourist smashed his way through the door at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Walking Street in Pattaya in Chon Buri province, injuring himself and others.

He continued to vandalize a second 7-Eleven branch before being detained by police. An employee explained that a Russian man, estimated to be 35 – 40 years old, came into 7-Eleven in South Pattaya, Bang Lamung district, at 4.30am and picked up a drink from the fridge.

Suddenly, he began destroying and launching produce around the store. Then, he molested a customer, said the employee. The man then smashed a window, leaving blood and broken glass on the floor.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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