Two Chinese Businessmen in Pattaya Fall Victim to Car Break-In Thief who Gets Away with Over One Million Baht in Valuables

Pattaya —

Two Chinese businessmen fell victim to a car break-in thief in Pattaya, losing over 1 million baht worth of multiple foreign currencies.

On September 13th, at 9:00 PM, Pol. Capt. Sombat Kaewmunmuk, the Deputy Chief Investigator of the Pattaya Police Station, received a report of a car break-in and property theft incident at a parking lot of a shopping center in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. He rushed to the scene with a team of investigators.

Upon arrival, the investigators found a Volkswagen van with Bangkok license plates parked inside the shopping centres parking area. The luxurious van’s driver window had been smashed by the thief. A piece of brick believed to be the tool used in the incident was found near the car. Police kept it as evidence.

According to the authorities, the perpetrator stole various foreign currencies belonging to two Chinese businessmen identified as Mr. Ji Biao, 62, and Mr. Ji Qing, 50.

Mr. Biao lost 12,000 yuan (about 60,000 baht), 100,000 Hong Kong dollars (approximately 450,000 baht), and 80,000 baht, along with several important documents.

Meanwhile, Mr. Qing suffered a staggering loss totaling over 100,000 yuan (equivalent to 500,000 baht), 2,000 Hong Kong dollars (about 9,000 baht), and 500 Malaysian ringgit (5,000 baht), along with a black Bottega Veneta handbag valued at 150,000 baht.

The total value of the stolen currencies and items was over 1 million baht.

Pol. Capt. Sombat later revealed to The Pattaya News that he is coordinating with forensic officers to collect fingerprints that the suspect might have left on the car.

He assumed that the perpetrator may have been well-informed about the victims’ movements, as the Chinese victims had just returned from abroad and were picked up at the airport by a group of friends before stopping by the shopping center to have a meal.

Surveillance cameras in the vicinity of the crime scene will be reviewed to determine the suspect’s escape route, the investigator said.

This incident followed another recent but more minor vehicle break-in here.

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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.