German celebrity says she was mugged at a Thailand beach, Phang Nga police investigate

While on a trip to Thailand, Cathy Hummels, the wife of German footballer Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund, was allegedly mugged. She told German media that she was hit by a stranger and robbed at a beach in Thailand. Some of the reports repeat her claims that she was mugged on the southern island of Phuket, but local police say they have investigated the claims and believe the incident did not happen on the island.

Later investigations indicate that the incident happened directly north of Phuket in Phang Nga province (more below).

According to reports in foreign media, Cathy said her experience in Thailand “was a nightmare”. She says she was in Phuket for 3 weeks to film the Battle of Reality Stars TV show. On the last day of her trip, she wanted to chill out at the beach to say goodbye to Phuket. But she claims someone hit her on the head.

Reports say she tried to beg the thief to stop, telling him to take whatever he wanted and let her free. She says that she had only a phone with her, and the thief took it and fled away. She then ran to the hotel for safety. She reported the incident to the police and decided to take a flight to Dubai that night to be with her child.

Thai media shared that they tried to contact the Commander of Phuket Provincial Police Station, Sermpong Sirikong, about the incident, but officers initially did not have any information to give reporters.

Meanwhile Phang Nga Police, just north of Phuket, now say the robbery occurred on a Khok Kloi beach, not Phuket. They say they are actively working to find the alleged assailant.


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SOURCE: Thairath | Khaosod | Phuket Provincial Police

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.