(29 October) Police from Chonburi’s Pattaya City Police Station rushed to Skaw Beach Hotel alley after being informed that a group of watch sellers had assaulted foreign tourists.
Arriving at the scene, they found 30-year-old Russian tourist Mr. Andrey Pratasov and three friends in battered conditions.
The three individuals claimed that about 6-8 watch sellers had approached them and tried to sell watches, which they claimed to be the luxurious original models.
The tourists then asked to test the merchandises but found them to be counterfeits and refused to buy.
The sellers were then enraged and allegedly assaulted the Russian tourists.
Local bystanders said that similar incident usually happens if foreign tourists refuse to buy the goods once they check on them.
After initial investigation and questioning, the police checked the CCTV and found the footage showing the hooligans attacking the tourists. The evidence from CCTV records will be used as evidence to bring the gang to justice, said Pattaya police.
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