living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya – Young Norwegian Robbed


At 4.30 am received reports of a young Norwegian citizen being robbed opposite the Pattaya Bay Walk Moo 9, Tambon Nong Prue, Banglamung, Chonburi. Police are now investigating for further details.

At the scene of the incident, Mr. Aung Pyi ‘Sven’ Nyein, aged 23 a Norwegian citizen was found in a drunk condition, his nose and mouth was bleeding, bloodstain on his clothes, and his belongings from his pockets were stolen and completely torn. Two slippers and a bottle of beer were also found at the scene of the accident it is believed to be of the criminals.

The victim claims that before the incident happened he was sitting and chilling at the beach area and suddenly two guys walked towards him while they were hardly anyone at that area. At that time he noticed them but did not think they were criminals. The two criminals started robbing him and took his belongings from his pockets. He tried to save himself and call for help but the criminals pushed him down on the floor and started hurting him, by punching and boxing him.

6000 baht ($188 USD), a credit card, a mobile phone and few important documents were in his pocket was taken by the criminals. After robbing the 2 criminals quickly ran toward Walking Street leaving their slippers behind.

After the police received reports that are now looking at searching for the criminal, they believe that it is either a drug addict gang or the criminal gang that usually steal in this area. Violent acts like this have reduced safety measures for a tourist city like Pattaya (I’m not sure exactly what that means – but really?).

Travel Tip of the Day:

At 4:30 am, IF you want to be robbed by two men, get drunk, and then ‘chill, at the Pattaya Beach. GUARANTEED!


September 12, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. hi Jon,
    well we made it to chang mai.we are staying at baan orapin nearby The Riverside bar and restaurant. drop me an email if you want to catch up for a beer with my wife and I. we are booked for river cruise and dinner sat but that finishes at 9.15pm or doing nothing fri night so far.Geoff from Australia

    Comment by geoff | September 12, 2013 | Reply

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