A 23-year-old Russian woman said she was attacked and robbed of her phone by two Thai men in Pattaya in the small hours of today, November 9th.
The tourist, identified by Pattaya police as 23-year-old Ms. Aleksandra Rychkova, was found in a state of shock after she said she had been robbed while on her way to a condominium from a convenience store.
The incident took place at 2 AM today near Jomtien Second Road, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Ms. Aleksandra had suffered swollen bruises on her left temple. According to Mr. Wanchai Chaisorn, a 28-year-old condominium security guard who was the first to come to her aid, Ms. Aleksandra, using Google Translate, informed him that she had been attacked by two male muggers.
The Pattaya tourist police were alerted and promptly arrived at the scene of the incident to interview the tourist. She informed them that the two assailants were Thai, and they initially approached her on a motorcycle. After dismounting the vehicle, one of them punched her in the head. This particular suspect then forcibly took her 2,500-baht Realme C1 phone and swiftly fled the scene, along with his accomplice.
Ms. Aleksandra was taken to a nearby local hospital. Tourist police were examining the scene of incident and CCTV footage to track down the culprits.