PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Police said today they will soon make arrests of three suspects believed responsible for an attack on two foreign men whose motorbike had run out of fuel near a national park in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Moroccan model Youssef Ben Hayoun Sadafi was with his Italian friend Othmane Tigzirine were pushing their rented motorcycle along a road near the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park when they were attacked late Tuesday night by three men.
The men assaulted the pair, leaving them with head injuries.
“We are sure we will be able to arrest the perpetrators soon,” police Maj. Gen. Krissana Jamsawang said Thursday. He declined to give further information about the purported three suspects.
The two foreigners had been training in Muay Thai at a local gym. They had been walking back to their accommodations when they said another motorcycle carrying three people rode up.
The pair said they thought the group was coming to their aid. In fact the three men allegedly assaulted them, stealing EUR200, credit cards and their passports. The victims then sought help from people living in the area.
Kritsana said he acknowledged the public was concerned about the attack’s damage the country reputation as one of the victims was of some celebrity. He said he urged all his officers to hunt down the guilty parties for prosecution.