Rape & Robbery Reported at Pattaya Helipad

CHONBURI – A group of men allegedly robbed a man and raped his girlfriend near a secluded helicopter landing pad outside the resort town of Pattaya early this morning.

The 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman told police they were hanging out near the helipad on Phra Tamnak hill in Banglamung district at around 4 am today, when four "teenagers" approached them and accused the couple of assaulting them earlier.

According to the victims, who denied the accusation, three of the teenagers then grabbed the woman and took her to a nearby wooded area, while the other held up the man at gunpoint. The woman told police she was then raped by the men before they robbed the couple and fled on motorcycles. 

Police say they are investigating the incident. 

Pattaya is known for its seedy red-light district and high rate of crimes, including attacks and robberies that target foreign tourists.

On 8 January two Russian tourists were allegedly attacked and robbed while they were holding a "romantic dinner" on the same helipad. 

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