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Police have opened an abduction investigation after a Chinese woman was reportedly forced into a car off Sukhumvit soi 39 in Bangkok’s Phrom Phong area. The Thong Lor department confirmed they have opened an investigation after rumours were spread on Facebook about alleged kidnappings in the area.

A woman made a Facebook post last night saying a condominium security guard on Sukhumvit soi 39 told her that 4 foreign women were recently abducted from sois 49, 39 and 31. The post was widely shared on social media and has now been deleted.

Coconuts Bangkok reporters reached out to Thong Lor police who confirmed that they have opened an investigation, but said they only received 1 report this morning about a suspected kidnapping that took place 4 days ago. Police say they are not aware of other cases.

The reporters also spoke with a maintenance worker at the D.S. Tower 2 Sukhumvit 39 condominium who said 4 police officers came by yesterday with a search warrant asking to review the surveillance camera footage.

“The cops said that there was an abduction for ransom of a foreigner in broad daylight at 4pm, when traffic was heavy, so they wanted to see a clearer picture of the car… It was an old car, but the pic was so small, they couldn’t zoom in and see the license plate clearly. But the suspect wore all black and sunglasses.”

The manager of the nearby Raveevan Suites told reporters that a man who claimed to be a police officer came by yesterday asking to see the surveillance camera footage. The man didn’t show any identification, so the manager refused his request.

SOURCE: Coconuts Bangkok

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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