Saturday, September 10, 2016
Japanese & Swedish Tourists Attacked & Robbed in Pattaya..
Pattaya One News reports that at 2.30 a.m., on the morning of September 9, Pattaya police were informed of two serious assaults by Thai people on overseas tourists in L.K Metro, Pattaya.
At the scene a forty-one-year old tourist from Japan was treated for severe face wounds and a deep cut on his mouth. A forty-four-year old Swede, known only as Peter, had been knocked unconscious and badly beaten.
The Japanese tourist said that it was his first day in Pattaya and witnesses said that the tourist was attacked and robbed at a bar. The Swede, Peter, went to help and he was then kicked in the face and beaten unconscious.
He too was robbed of 5000 baht and, oddly, one of the suspects also stole his shirt. They then ran off with a Thai woman. Police officers later arrested Mr Pattana (aka Jack) Meunsaeng, 24 years from Sawan-arom, Uthaithani and Mr. Pathiphan (aka Tonkla) Theukwansue, 28 years from Prakonchai, Buriram. Both were still drunk when detained and taken to Pattaya police station.
Commentary: What is more and more the traditional "Welcome to Pattaya" for tourists with fat wallets!