PATTAYA – July 14, 2012 [PDN]; At 6:30 p.m. Pol. Capt. Thitiwat Boonorn, investigating officer on duty, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province, was notified that a man had raped a woman and stole her property. The incident occurred in room number 522, on the 5th floor of an unnamed apartment building opposite Thailand Telecommunication Co., Ltd., South Pattaya road, Moo 10, Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. He rushed with a police team to the scene.
At the building, the victim, Ms. Boonchuay Banleusanoi, 27, address 85 Moo 10 Tambon Sae, Amphur Kornburi, Nakornratchasima province, was waiting for police with her friend. She let the police inspect in her room, where her belongings were tossed and scattered around. Ms. Boonchuay was crying as she told police that she had only come to Pattaya a month ago to work.
At the time of the incident, she was alone in her room, when a “Mr. Bank”(real name unknown), 19, claimed that he knew her friend staying on the 4th floor. Mr Bank also is an employee at New Kik Karaoke. Mr. Bank pried open the door of Ms. Boonchuay’s room and entered forcibly. He grabbed her neck and threatened her not to shout or he would kill her with his knife. He then raped her until he ejaculated.
Afterwards, he tied her with a clothes-hanger to the bed and tied her mouth with other clothing. He then stole her property consisting of two notebook computers and a Blackberry mobile phone before escaping. After he left, she tried to drag the bed closer to the window and shouted for people to help her and call the police.
Ms. Pruangrat Prajongjad, 22, the friend of Ms. Boonchuay, who is living at room 411 on the floor below, said while she was in the room, “Mr. Bank” who is a friend of her boyfriend Mr. Varayu Klaijinda, 32, had knocked on the door of her room. She opened the door, but hurried to close it because her boyfriend was not with her. Mr. Bank told her that her boyfriend had borrowed his motorbike but still had not returned it. So she told Mr. Bank to talk to her boyfriend himself, and Mr. Bank left.
Later her boyfriend Mr. Varayu arrived at the scene of the incident, and took the police to inspect the room of Mr. Bank at an apartment on Soi Bongkot in South Pattaya.
At the apartment, the police found Mr. Boonlert Methakit, 17, a friend of Mr. Bank. Mr. Boonlert told police that he was the owner of the motorbike that Mr. Bank was using. It is a red Yamaha Meo motorbike, but Mr. Boonlert didn’t know the license number to help locate the motorbike. Originally, Mr. Bank had borrowed his motorbike, and later Mr. Varayu in turn borrowed the bike from Mr. Bank before returning it to Mr. Bank, who then made his escape on the motorbike.
Mr. Boonlert said he had been taken to the building where the incident occurred and was waiting on the first floor. Then after a short while, Mr. Bank came down in a hurry and was carrying a bag with two notebook computers inside. They rode the motorbike together to drop Mr. Boonlert in front of a nearby 7-Eleven Store. Mr. Boonlert later returned to his room and found the police waiting, and he confirmed that he was not involved in the criminal incident with Mr. Banks.
After investigation, the police broadcasted a description of the troublemaker on the escaped motorbike to arrest him, but there was no trace of him. Police sent the victim to Banglamung hospital to check on her injuries. They also coordinated with the detective police team to follow up to arrest the troublemaker to prosecute according to the law.