Police busted a Belarusian man in Phuket who allegedly helped to steal tens of thousands of dollars in cash and cryptocurrency from Russians in the island province.
The man, 36 year old Georgi Gavrylchyk, was allegedly part of a group of three suspects who attacked two Russians on Soi Cherng Talay 16 for US$20,000 in cash, and US$25,000 in a crypto wallet.
Region 8 Police arrested the man in Rawai, and brought him to Cherng Talay Police Station, The Phuket Express reported.
Another suspect allegedly involved in the incident, 32 year old Dnitry Shergin, was arrested on Wednesday. Neither suspect has made any plea or statement to the press so far.
The Thaiger will continue to provide any updates.
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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