The timeline of the German real estate broker Hans Peter Mack in Pattaya, who was last seen alive at a local coffee shop, has been clarified by Thai police, who confirmed two prime suspects were captured together on CCTV the day Mr. Mack went missing.
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The Chonburi Provincial Police told the Pattaya News on Wednesday (July 12th), that CCTV footage nearby shows that on July 4th in the morning around 10:00 A.M., Ms. Petra Grundgreif, 51, German national, the first suspect, drove a black SUV with no license plate in the front and arrived and sat at the back of a coffee shop in Soi Thung Klom Tanman.
Mr. Olaf Brinkmann, 52, German national, the second suspect, arrived on a red motorbike at the coffee shop around 10:05 A.M. which is also where his Thai girlfriend works. He carried a pair of shoes before putting them in the back of Ms. Petra’s SUV parked near the restaurant. Olaf then departed with Ms. Petra in the SUV.
Two hours later, Ms. Petra met with victim Mr. Hans Peter Mack at the same coffee shop that she visited in the morning. She told Mr. Hans that she was interested in buying a boxing gym in Huay Yai, Banglamung, which was owned by Mr. Hans. After one hour of talking, they went out from the coffee shop which was the place that Mr. Hans was last seen alive.
The Chonburi Immigration Office also told the Pattaya News that an unidentified foreigner who received 1,200,000 baht in his bank account the same week Mack went missing that was transferred from Mr. Hans bank account came forward to them to clear his name. The foreigner withdrew the money before giving it to the police to show his sincerity. Police did not name this individual and said that they were not a suspect and the money transfer was unrelated to the murder and the other suspects.