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    Suspected necklace snatchers foiled

    Published on 08/05/2013

    » The plague of teenagers on motorbikes snatching belongings from tourists and fleeing into the night had at least one set back when police, alerted by pedestrians on Second Road, radioed officers on North Pattaya Road to watch for three motorbikes. The cops stopped three motorbikes driven by youths who had equally young girls riding as pillion passengers. Police accused the youngsters of attempting to snatch jewelry from tourists, but found no incriminating evidence.  One of the suspects, 16-year-old Nhoi, said it was just a lark and they weren’t doing anything too serious. He claimed he had reached out from his motorbike to greet a friend–not to snatch anything from a stranger. Nevertheless, police confiscated three motorbikes and allowed the teenagers to go without charge.

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    Damaged electric wire kills boy

    Published on 08/05/2013

    » A nail driven through an electric wire was likely responsible for the death of a four-year-old Cambodian boy. Police said the youngster was playing near a construction site in Soi Nern Plabwan when his friends heard a bang, then spotted Sean Shew on the ground unconscious. The boy had serious burns on his back and feet and was rushed to Banglamung hospital where he later died. Investigators said that the electric wire had been secured to a wooden pole by means of an inch-long nail driven into it.

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    Pork deliveryman returns mega-cash

    Published on 04/05/2013

    » Sophon Cable Company was delighted when Tawee Panwilai (2nd left), 42, asked their assistance in finding the owner of a bag containing 90,000 baht in cash and a personal cheque for 16,000 baht.  Tawee found the treasure trove as he was delivering pork products by motorbike to customers at the Nhongkate intersection. He said that at first he was not sure what to do, but his wife advised him to advertise his find on TV. Local police were called in and they easily found the real owner, whose name and address were on the cheque. The haul was returned to Ruengsak Deeboonchai, a rice seller, who said one of his employees lost the bag whilst on his rounds. A police spokesman said it was gratifying that honest citizens still existed and added that Tawee received a reward.

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    Cheeky robbery at 7-Eleven

    Published on 04/05/2013

    » A foreigner entered the 7-Eleven store on Walking Street and sneaked into the store room while the clerk was busy working behind the counter. Shortly thereafter, the farang reappeared and explained that he had been looking for a rest room when he wandered into the storeroom by mistake. He then made his exit. The clerk, 20-year-old Marut Lapit, did not realize that he personally had been the victim of a non-violent robbery. But when his shift ended, he went to the storeroom to retrieve his belongings and discovered that 6,000 baht had been taken from his wallet. The CCTV camera captured a clear image of the thief, but police have no idea of his identity.

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    Elephant killed by rival

    Published on 03/05/2013

    » <p>Two male elephants at a Sattahip reserve fought after one broke loose from its chain and gored the other—thought to be a romantic rival in the mating game. The tusks were severed from the dead elephant, 68, before it was buried. His attacker, 30, was sedated and re-chained. He will be sold and relocated to Surin. No humans were injured during the fracas, though many staffers fled in terror.</p>

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    Serious damage in condo fire

    Published on 03/05/2013

    » Fire trucks responded to the 22-storey Royal Cliff Garden Resort when smoke was reported coming out of a 21st floor unit. Condo owner John Owen, a New Zealand citizen, said that the fire started in his bedroom. His two sons were sleeping in a second bedroom. Total damage was estimated at more than one million baht.  One theory is that the conflagration occurred after a lit cigarette was ignored, although investigations are continuing to check for other possible explanations.

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    German tourist in death leap

    Published on 02/05/2013

    » Sawangboriboon volunteers and a Pattaya Memorial Hospital team rushed to Central Festival Pattaya Beach after learning that German national Christian Klaski had climbed over a rail on the fifth floor and jumped to the ground. He died later in hospital having sustained serious head injuries. A security guard alerted police. The 34-year-old victim was identified from a police report in his possession concerning a lost passport.

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    Motorbike thieves idled

    Published on 01/05/2013

    » <p>Nongprue police have arrested five suspected members of a motorbike theft gang and confiscated nine stolen bikes, various spare parts and a collection of illegal methamphetamine tablets. All of the gang members reportedly pleaded guilty. However, the gang ringleader, known as Thanasak, escaped the police dragnet and is being hunted down.</p>

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    Student drug dealer caught in sting

    Published on 18/04/2013

    » Concerned about college of technology students involved in selling prohibited substances, police used an undercover agent to arrange to meet 25 year old Thongchai Wiansamut outside a petrol station in Banglamung. Regular police then seized the suspect who took police to his home where they found 200 gms of the ice drug in six sealed plastic bags.

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    Jealousy leads to nasty stabbing

    Published on 18/04/2013

    » A sixteen year old was beaten and stabbed near Soi 6, Pattaya Beach Road, after a drinking party with his uncle and three young women who elected to join them.

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