Taxi Driver Ex-Con Accused of Robbing Chinese Tourists

Sirichai Srisuk’s driver ID card, the gun he allegedly used in Monday’s robbery in Pathum Thani province and some of his alleged victim’s possessions. Photo: Tourist Police

BANGKOK — Police arrested a taxi driver early this morning suspected of robbing two Chinese tourists at gunpoint in a northeastern suburb of the capital.

Sirichai Srisuk, 29, was arrested at around 1:30am early on Wednesday in Pathum Thani, Tourist Police announced, at which point most of the tourists’ stolen items were recovered.

Sirichai is accused of robbing the two tourists with a handgun at about 9:30pm on Monday after picking them up at BTS Mo Chit and driving them to Pathum Thani. After robbing them, he left them stranded on a road there, according to the police news release.


Chinese Tourists Say Taxi Robbed Them at Gunpoint


The two tourists, Guo Huan and Cheng Xie Yi,, sought help from residents in the area, who later brought them to a police station.

Srichai reportedly took the tourists’ bags, three mobile phones, 23,000 baht and travel documents. All but the passports have been recovered, the report said. 

Sirichai had a prior conviction on drug-related charges for which he spent two years behind bars before being released in early 2015, it said.

 

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Teeranai Charuvastra can be reached at [email protected] and @Teeranai_C.

 

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