Pattaya Robbers Crash Tourists' Romantic Evening

A volunteer police points at the crime scene where group of robbers reportedly attacked two Russian tourists who were enjoying a romantic bottle of wine on a helipad in Pattaya, 8 Jan 2015.

CHONBURI — A group of robbers reportedly attacked two Russian tourists who were enjoying a romantic bottle of wine on a helipad in Pattaya early this morning.

Police received a report about the incident at around 01.00 am. 

The tourists told police they brought a table, bottle of wine, and bouquet to a helipad on Khao Phra Tamnak hill so that they could drink the wine in a romantic setting. 

According to the victims, an unspecified number of people assaulted them while they were drinking wine and stole their money and mobile phones.

Police say the attackers hit one of the Russians in the head with the wine bottle, badly injuring the tourist. 

A volunteer police officer said he and his team encountered the couple prior to the attack and warned them about potential dangers.

"I told them they could be in danger, because the area looked unsafe," the officer told reporters, "But the two told us that they wouldn't be there for long, so my team went to patrol somewhere else."

Police say they are studying CCTV footage to identify and locate the thieves.

Crimes against foreigners are common in Pattaya, a resort town east of Bangkok known for its red light district.

 

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