An ongoing investigation has continued to hopefully arrest suspects in a recent Harley -Davidson Pattaya dealership shooting, with multiple divisions of the Royal Thai Police now involved including transnational crime units.
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Police are hunting for four suspects who allegedly opened fire with more than 10 gunshots at the Harley-Davidson Pattaya motorbike shop before speeding away on motorcycles.
A shooting incident in which more than 10 gunshots were reportedly fired at the Harley-Davidson Pattaya motorbike shop was allegedly due to a conflict over a vehicle reservation bill, according to Pattaya police spokespeople and a person close to the situation.
Deputy Commissioner General Suchart Teerasawat along with police in Pattaya and Chonburi Monday (April 25th) held a major meeting to rush the investigation to find the suspects involved in the shooting incident at the Pattaya Harley Davidson dealership. The suspects are also wanted for threatening a security guard and reportedly taking his mobile phone and Thai police now officially believe a second shooting incident at a residential home the same night was related.
Commissioner General Suchart told the Pattaya News. “We believe the two incidents with shootings, one at a local business and one at a residential home, are related. More than 30 bullets holes and cartridges from both places have been reviewed for evidence and our conclusion based on preliminary data leads us to believe the incidents are connected.”
“We have identified some suspects but we cannot release any names to the press at this stage. We believe based on evidence collected that there are both Thai and foreign suspects involved in these incidents. The conflict that led to these shootings appears to be from multiple factors, including business, financial, and personal. We also believe organized crime could be involved in the incidents and have partnered with transnational divisions of Thai police to assist due to the belief that foreign nationals are also involved. We have been interviewing multiple local motorbike groups and individuals as we gather more information about this case.” Suchart explained.
“However, we can not release more details to the press while the investigation continues but we wanted to assure the public that this is still being reviewed and has gotten significant interest from the highest levels of police in Thailand due to the potential transnational aspect of the crime,” Suchart stated.