UPDATE: Shooters at Pattaya pool villa on arrest warrant, “Big Joke” says he needs two more days

Pattaya —

One of the five suspects, who has been identified in a shooting at a Pattaya pool villa on October 18th, is now on an arrest warrant.

Our previous story:

A group of five Thai adults is being hunted by Pattaya police after they allegedly stomped into a pool villa, sprayed gunshots, and mistakenly attacked renters over a business dispute.

Now for our update:

Pattaya police confirmed that one of the five suspects who are still on the loose is Mr. Jirarot “Rang” Wattana. He allegedly forced his way into the rental room at a pool villa with other gunmen before being captured in CCTV footage while leaving the villa in a white T-shirt with a number 33 on the back. Rang is known to law enforcement with a previous criminal history which is how he was identified by police.

The identified suspect is on an arrest warrant for possessing firearms without a permit, carrying weapons into public areas, trespassing, physically assaulting others, colluding to detain others, and destroying others’ properties.

Assistant national police chief Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachet or “Big Joke” visited the incident scene and inspected the CCTV footage with Pattaya police yesterday, October 18th.

Thanks to the footage, Big Joke said he knew the identities of all five suspects already who are reportedly an organized criminal group, though he did not reveal them to the press. He stated that he needed only two more days to capture the gunmen, and he praised Pattaya police for their hard work.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.