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27 July


Chinese lose B10m in Pattaya luxury home robbery

The robbers stole at least 10 million baht in cash and valuables from an unspecified number of Chinese in the house

Photo: Pupattanapong

/NOVOSTIVL/ Five armed men forced their way into a home in a gated housing estate on Monday night and robbed Chinese tourists of cash and valuables worth about 10 million baht, police said.

The holdup at No 78/19 in the Siam Royal View housing estate in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district was reported to local police about 10pm.

Siam Royal View is situated on a hill and comprises luxury homes costing more than 10 million baht each.

The victims told police there were five armed men. In total, the gang stole about 10 million baht from them.

The men also ransacked the house in search of more valuables before fleeing through the back door.

It was not clear how many Chinese people were in the house at the time and who owned the house.

Police were still questioning the Chinese victims with the help of interpreters. Most could not communicate in Thai.

Police said they would examine recordings from security cameras at the housing estate for clues to the robbers.