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Market trader in Hua Hin kills security man for yelling at his dog

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An 18 year old market trader has stabbed a security man to death for swearing at his dog.

After a night of drinking with friends, “A”, returned to his market stall to sleep and was confronted by the security guard, who asked him to identify himself. It was then that the market trader’s loyal companion, Phak Bung, emerged and began barking at the guard.

This annoyed the guard, who began swearing at the dog. A’s reaction was to grab a knife from his stall and proceed to stab the guard in the neck and lower body until he fell to the ground.

The market trader then went to bed but was arrested shortly after.

The following day, other traders and members of the public looked on as police brought him back to the market in Khao Noi, Hua Hin, for a re-enactment of his crime.

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The market trader admits the murder of security guard Kittisak “Luang” Phongsai, 39 years old. He remains in police custody, awaiting trial.

Source: ThaiVisa and Talknewsonline

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Interpol issues alert for Norwegian wanted for Phuket murder

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Interpol has issued a red alert for Roger Bullman, the Norwegian wanted for allegedly killing British national Amitpal Singh Bajaj, at a resort in Karon last August. Pol Captain Taecsin Deethong-on of Karon Police Station says the alert was issued following a request from Thai police.

Bajaj was on holiday with his wife and child and got into a violent altercation with Bullman, who was staying in the room next door. It’s understood the Norwegian was drunk and making a lot of noise in the early hours of the morning and had already been visited twice by hotel security.

In an interview with the UK’s MailOnline, Bajaj’s wife, Bandhna, rejected reports based on police questioning of the Norwegian that her husband had protested about Bullman singing loudly on the balcony.

According to her account, Bullman had been noisy and angry that night and reportedly broke down a wooden partition between the two balconies, charged into their room, and started attacking her husband.

Police said that in the course of the fight, Bullman, a bodyguard from Oslo and a martial arts expert, allegedly held Bajaj in a chokehold and continued to throw punches at him until Bajaj became unconscious. Bajaj was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Thai police say it’s too early to say if Bullman has managed to flee Thailand, adding that reports he has travelled to Vietnam have not been confirmed.

The police have been criticised from sources close to the victim’s family for releasing Bullman a few hours after the alleged crime, on a bail guarantee of 200,000 baht, despite him being a flight risk.

SOURCE: The Nation

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Man dressed as postman robs shop while claiming to be carrying a bomb

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A man has walked into a gold shop in Samut Prakan, south of Bangkok, dressed as a postman and claiming to be carrying a bomb. He then proceeded to rob the store.

Thai Residents reports that the man entered the shop, located inside a Thai Watsadu store, carrying a Thailand Post delivery box. He threatened staff and customers with a gun and claimed there was a bomb inside the box.

He then ordered a staff member to place several gold necklaces in a bag, before fleeing the shop in a van bearing a Thailand Post sticker. It’s understood he got away with over 70,000 baht worth of gold.

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Police Captain Somkiet Nacharoen says the robbery left the staff shaking in fear. They had moved outside for fear that the box left behind by the robber really did contain a bomb.

Bomb disposal experts carried the box, which had wires trailing from it, to a remote area of the parking lot, 300 metres from the Thai Watsadu building, surrounding it with tyres before opening it.

It was found to contain a large rock with a hole in which the wires were inserted. No explosives were found.

Investigating officers discovered that the getaway vehicle used by the robber did belong to Thailand Post and police suspect the man may be a Thailand Post employee.

Fingerprints have been taken from the delivery box and officers are examining CCTV footage from the store to help in their investigation.

SOURCE: Thai Residents

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Police return four cars to victims of rental scam

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Region 8 police have returned four cars to the victims following a car rental scam in Krabi and Phuket areas over recent months.

Earlier on September 17, 2 car owners from Phuket, Ratchadaporn Udomsuk, the owner of white Toyota Fortuner valued at 1,590,000 baht, and Anan Suwannachom who owns a black Toyota Fotuner worth 1,590,000 baht, reported to police that their cars had gone missing after they rented them out.

Police tried to track down a man named ‘Dech’ who rented the white Fortuner from Ratchadaporn. He then tried to pawn her car in Krabi. After that, a man named ‘Dam’ contacted her from Ao Luek, Krabi, claiming that if she still wanted her car back, she would have to pay him.

She agreed to pay him some remuneration at a petrol station in Ao Luek. Police was waiting until he showed up and then arrested the man. The officers found that Dam possessed a .38 mm gun with 5 bullets with him as well. During the arrest, police learned that the black Fortuner was also also located in the Ao Luek area as well.

Police returned the cars to the two owners on the following day as well as a grey Toyota CHR that was returned to Nikitin Evgeny from Russia, and a black Fortuner that belonged to Surotjana Suwanno from Phuket.

Police revealed that the four cars were part of a car rental scam that rents cars from people and then pawns the car in other provinces. There are still at least 20 cars under investigation in the same case.

SOURCE: Phuket Hot News

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