UPDATE: Pattaya Police Intensify Search for Suspects Who Mugged Russian Tourist

Pattaya —

Pattaya police are intensively searching for two suspects who mugged a young Russian woman on Jomtien Second Road on Thursday, November 9th.

First our previous story:

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 yesterday, November 9th.

Now for our update:

Investigators from the Pattaya Police Station, accompanied by the Russian victim, her boyfriend, and an interpreter, went to the scene of the incident yesterday, November 10th, to illustrate the crime.

According to the victim, Ms. Aleksandra Rychkova, 23, she was walking with her boyfriend back to their condominium from a convenience store. Upon arriving at the incident scene, her boyfriend wanted to pee, so they stopped, and he went into the forested area beside the road to take care of his bladder issue.

However, while waiting for her companion, Ms. Aleksandra was confronted by a Thai male assailant wearing a full-face red motorcycle helmet. He tried to forcibly snatch her mobile phone from her hand. The Russian tourist resisted, prompting the assailant to strike her in the face and hit her wrist 2-3 times before successfully taking the 2,500-baht device. Subsequently, the assailant fled on a waiting motorcycle, where another accomplice was stationed.

According to Pattaya police, the incident location is situated amid ongoing construction for the installation of a large water pipeline, about 200 meters from the condominium where the victim stays. Local residents also noted that the area is relatively dark during the late hours, lacking sufficient street lighting and surveillance cameras and not having any open businesses.

However, the police said they have already identified two individuals on a motorcycle as the prime suspects based on available evidence. They were observed heading towards Sukhumvit Road. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities are dedicated to solving the case.


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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.