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Teen stabbed, man attacked in Nonthaburi robbery

Jack Burton

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Police in Nonthaburi, just northwest of Bangkok, are hunting 2 men who attacked and robbed a 14 year old boy and a 52 year old trash collector who were waiting at a bus stop outside a housing estate in Bang Bua Thong. The unnamed teen was robbed of just 100 baht. He was stabbed in the left side of his abdomen, spilling out his intestines. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. Sanook reports that the boy is out of ICU.

The thieves, on a Honda Wave scooter with gold wheel trim, then attacked the trash collector, identified only as “Niphon”, cutting open his hand and kicking him in the face. He was taken to a hospital and is now recovering. Surveillance cameras under a footbridge caught the pair on the motorcycle driving along Kanchanaphisek Road, then turning back to attack their victims. Locals expressed shock at the violence and demanded police act quickly. The video can be found HERE.

Bang Bua Thong police say they’ve interviewed many witnesses and are progressing well with the case. They expect to make arrests shortly.

SOURCES: Thaivisa | Sanook

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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