Three suspects who claimed to be government officials have been arrested after intruding into a man’s house in Pattaya and robbing him of 8,000 baht on February 7th.
First our previous story:
A group of what the victim believed to be fake government officials allegedly intruded into the victim’s house and robbed his money on Tuesday, February 7th.
Now for our update:
Banglamung Police are hunting for a remaining three suspects. The arrested three suspects have been identified only as Mr. Roongrote, Mr. Piya, and A (alias), 16.
Roongrote, Piya, and A were arrested on Saturday, February 11th, after they reportedly marched into the house of Mr. Prasit Surprasert, 37, and accused him of being a motorcycle thief.
Clad in what looked like government officials’ jackets as described by the victim, the arrested suspects and their other three accomplices reportedly hit the victim in the head with a stick and stole his 8,000 baht cash before escaping.
The victim’s home is located in the Naklua sub-district of the Banglamung district.
The arrested suspects have been charged with robbery with weapons and are in police custody.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Kampol Leelapraphorn, police chief of the Chonburi Police, stated to The Pattaya News that the six suspects split the money after the robbery. The three arrested suspects were the ones who bashed the victim on the head and drove the vehicle to flee the scene.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Kampol added that the police already knew the identities of the three fugitives and are waiting for arrest warrants from the Pattaya Provincial Court to arrest them.
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