PATTAYA – June 16, 2012 [PDN]; Miss Prakay Janpo 40 years-old and Mr Mr.Paul Denaam 59 years-old reported to Pol.Capt. Chaleaw Boonkum, that they had been tricked by two men saying that they were police officers, the fake cops took 12,000 THB, a mobile phone and Mister Denaam’s passport before disappearing.
The incident happened at Diana Dragon hotel in Soi Bua Khao, Pattaya. Mrs. Prakai said that she and her British husband had been together for a month.
That very morning they were drunk and they had quarrelled. The British husband said he wanted to break up with her.
In the morning of June 16, they were fighting again and telling each other off. Suddenly a Thai woman aged about 30 appeared and wanted to help the couple.
The Thai women convinced Mr.Paul Denaam to bring her to their room.
When they reached to the hotel counter. The two women started arguing. The security guard intervened and said that they would call the police.
Later, two “police officers” arrived, one of them was stocky and was carrying a wakie-takie, the other police was medium size.
The medium sized man kept an eye on Mrs. Prakai while the stocky one and the woman went into a room.
Later, Mrs. Prakai’s husband followed the fake police officer and the Thai woman.
The British husband came back and asked Mrs.Prakai for money. She gave the fake police officers and the Thai women 12,000 THB.
Moments later the two went into their room and found their mobile phone and her husband’s passport was missing.
The real police officers questioned the victims and checked the CCTV footage and found out that the stocky man is Mr. Wattanahai Srikamnoi, or “Ong” aged 22, living at house # 313/102. Moo 10 Banglamoong. Profession : civil defence volunteer.
The police will interrogate Mr. “Ong” whether he is involved in the case or not.
The other fake police officer and the mysterious woman is still at large.