Connect with us

Other News

Mystery of the missing robbers

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Mystery of the missing robbers | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

A young Irishman who was treated for a head injury at Patong Hospital told police he was attacked and robbed while entering his hotel room. However, Police discounted his version of events – saying he was probably too drunk to remember what actually happened. Pol Lt Col Boonlert Onklang of the Kathu Police identified the self-proclaimed “victim” as an Irishman called Peter (last name withheld), aged 24, who had been staying in Room 105 of Sawasdee Mansion on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd for about three weeks when the alleged incident took place. Peter was treated at Patong Hospital for a head injury requiring stitches about 2:30 am on September 24. Following standard procedure, staff at the hospital called police to investigate the incident, after Peter claimed he had been the victim of a brutal assault. When the officers arrived, the Irishman told them that he was opening the door to his room on the ground floor when two men hit him on the head and stole his credit card, digital camera and some cash. After investigating the incident, police began to doubt this version of events. Staff at the hotel told police that the Irishman, who had returned to the hotel drunk that night, was escorted to his room for his own safety by two hotel security guards. Police theorized that once inside, Peter likely lost balance and slipped in the bathroom, hitting his head on a plumbing fixture. Police, noting that Peter was drunk yet still coherent during questioning, said that the combination of booze and a hard knock on the head might have led him to incorrectly reconstruct the night’s events, mistaking for assailants the hotel staff who had actually helped him to his room. As for the missing items, police surmised that he probably dropped them or left them somewhere before returning to his room. “We will try to find his things and return them to him,” Col Boonlert added. The Gazette called the hotel to try and get the Irishman’s account of events, only to be told he had already checked out. The hotel receptionist emphatically confirmed the police version of events. She added that when staff realized their drunken guest had a serious head injury they had trouble convincing him that it needed medical attention. Peter initially resisted their efforts to get him to hospital, she said. The receptionist ruled out any possibility that outsiders could have gained access to the Irishman’s room undetected by security. “His room was right next to the reception desk, which is manned around the clock.” she said.

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thailand

Divers believe they have found a 77 year old wrecked US Navy submarine by Phuket

The Thaiger

Published

on

Divers believe they have found a 77 year old wrecked US Navy submarine by Phuket | The Thaiger

Divers in the Strait of Malacca have reportedly found what they believe to be a 77 year old US Navy wrecked submarine in what is seemingly the concluding piece in a tale from World War II. The divers are currently awaiting confirmation of the finding from the United States Naval History and Heritage Command for verification after sending photos and other evidence to be reviewed. Over a five month time period, the divers gathered evidence over six separate dives to substantiate their claims that the shipwrecked submarine is that of the USS Grenadier, one of the 52 American submarines lost […]

Continue Reading

News Desk

Mother, daughter run over by pickup truck in Pathum Thani

Jack Burton

Published

on

Mother, daughter run over by pickup truck in Pathum Thani | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Daily News

A mother and daughter were run over today by a pickup truck carrying furniture reversing down a busy road in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. The shocking incident was caught on surveillance footage. The pair had stepped into the road and didn’t notice the truck creeping up on them from behind. Fortunately, both mother and child survived. Poh Teck Tung Rescue Foundation told the Daily News they were taken to hospital with leg and rib injuries. Comments, criticisms and shares have been many on Thai social media. Most blame the pickup driver, but others say the mother and daughter […]

Continue Reading

Other News

Huge monitor lizard pulled from Si Racha car

Jack Burton

Published

on

Huge monitor lizard pulled from Si Racha car | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: The Pattaya News

A woman in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district got a big surprise when she found a huge water monitor lizard in her home and called rescue workers in a panic. The lizard, over 2 metres long and coloured gold and silver, had wedged itself behind a refrigerator in the home of the woman, who was not named. Workers from a local rescue association arrived at the home in Village 6 in the Bowin Subdistrict, but the lizard managed to evade them and hid in the engine space of a nearby vehicle. Rescue workers and local residents had to remove some […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending