Pattaya, October 18, 2011[PDN]; at 1.00 am Pol. Lt. Col. Anuchet. Kassomboon, investigating officer Pattaya (Kong Dongtarn sub branch) Chonburi province, was notified that a thief, using a gun, had robbed foreign tourists, the incident occurred in room 260 on the 11th floor floor of Jomtien Beach Paradise Condominium, Jomtien Beach Road, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.
The room was at the back of the building where police found the two victims, Mr. Ali Muza Zeinzadeh age 25 and Mr. Mehdi Mohammadi Ghabaghtapeh age 28. Both of them were of Iranian nationality, Mr. Ali Muza said that before the incident occurred, at 12.30 am, when he was sleeping in the room with Mr. Mehdi Mohammadi, he received a phone call from a Thai woman that he had seen her several times over the last 3 days, she was a prostitute at Jomtien beach whom he had paid for sexual services. During this phone call she said that she would like to bring her elder brother to be introduced, Mr. Ali Muza thought that there would not be any danger so he agreed to allow her to bring him.
The Thai woman brought 2 men to see the 2 Iranians, they appeared to be Thais with a southern look, the first one was tall and dark, the other was fat and dark and wore the blue jacket of a motorcycle taxi. The first man then used the gun to rob them and told them that he was a policeman.
Mr. Ali Muza was so afraid that they would kill him and his friend he gave the thief 2,000 US dollars or 60,000 THB together with his Samsung mobile phone. The thief warned him not to notify the police otherwise he would kill them both, before the 3 thieves escaped, the woman returned Mr. Ali Muza 100 US dollars for his personal needs then also hurried to escape. Mr. Ali Muza and his friend waited until they had made sure that the 3 thieves were gone and notified the police.
The police questioned the security man, and he told them that he saw the woman with 2 men enter the room of the victims, the woman told him that they had come to pick up money for hiring a motorbike, later on he saw the woman and the same 2 men hurry to ride off on a motorbike and that there were another 2 men on motorbikes waiting in the car park of the condominium, in total there were 5 suspects; 1 woman and 4 men with 3 motorbikes, the police then inspected the CCTV footage and found clear pictures of their faces.
Initially, the police had decentralized forces to look out for the traces of the woman in Jomtien beach. They have made a sketch of the 3 thieves from the CCTV footage.The police are sure that they will be able to arrest them soon.