PATHUM THANI — A Chinese tourist says she was assaulted and robbed by her taxi driver en route to Don Mueang Airport in northern Bangkok today.
The tourist told police officers via an interpreter that the taxi driver picked her up in downtown Bangkok and then drove to a secluded area near the Motorway in Pathum Thani province, where he stopped the car repeatedly punched her in her stomach.
The victim said she managed to run away, leaving all her belongings in the taxi, and sought help from a police patrol car that was driving along the Motorway.
When she led police officers back to the spot where she was reportedly assaulted, the taxi was gone. She had left her cash, plane tickets, clothes, and bank account book inside the car.
The driver was described as a tan-skinned, overweight male wearing a t-shirt. The victim said she could not remember the license plate number or colour of the taxi.
Police say they have contacted the Embassy of China in Bangkok and are investigating CCTV footage in the area to locate and arrest the suspect.