Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Argentinian man arrested for robbing Chinese tourists at knifepoint

Argentinian man arrested for robbing Chinese tourists at knifepoint

PHUKET: An Argentinian man has been charged with armed robbery after he used a knife to threaten Chinese tourists to hand over their valuables in two separate incidents in Kata-Karon on Friday (Mar 9).

tourismcrimeChinesepolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 12 March 2018, 03:00PM


Nahum Pedre, 25, was taken into custody after midnight last night. Photo: Phuket Provincial Police

Nahum Pedre, 25, was taken into custody after midnight last night. Photo: Phuket Provincial Police

The man, named by police as Nahum Pedre, 25, was taken into custody after midnight last night.

Police began their search for Nahum after reports of two separate robberies at knifepoint on Friday – one at Karon Viewpoint at 9:30am and again near Karon Circle at 1:09pm – were filed by Chinese tourists.

Chinese tourist Jin Yang, 24, reported he had been robbed of his bag, containing his pink iPhone 7, B10,000 in cash and 3,500 yuan (about B17,000), at Karon Viewpoint.

Fellow Chinese tourist Miss Luo Dan (age not given) reported she had been robbed of her bag, containing her iPhone 6 S, B5,000 cash, 3,000 yuan (about B14,800) and her ID card near Karon Circle.

Officers tracked down Nahum to his rented house in Rawai via CCTV footage, and were duly issued a warrant for his arrest yesterday (Mar 11), explained Maj Preecha Bahring of the Karon Police.

“At the house police found a five-inch blade and the motorbike used in the robberies,” he added.

SPARTAN INTERNATIONAL

Nahum was placed under arrest and later charged with committing robbery with the use of a weapon, Maj Preecha confirmed.

Nahum confessed to committing the robberies, but said he had never robbed people before, police reported.

Regardless, Nahum this morning (Mar 12) assisted police conducting their investigation by retracing his actions from Friday.

From the search of the house, police recovered B8,540 and US$800, and just six Chinese yuan in cash.

Regardless, Karon Police said they were continuing to question Nahum.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Chinese New Year sparks full alert for coronavirus

@Tomothy Yes, I just use the scroll bar to avoid all posts by K. Easy....(Read More)


China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases: govt

Last news: In Hong Kong 3 death, about 190 in hospitals. Coronavirus spread rapidly. Present medical...(Read More)


Chinese experts join Phuket sea-rescue exercise

Pep talk ( everything is in good order) is thai Officialdom massage, even when not true. All for the...(Read More)


Phuket ferry suspended after pickup truck rolls off the deck, into the sea

Boss Wiwat Phuket Marine Office talks to much about financial settling this matter. Is not his busin...(Read More)


Phuket ferry suspended after pickup truck rolls off the deck, into the sea

Sloppy ferry crew and car owner in not tying down a truck. Wish I was on board to see it happening. ...(Read More)


Chinese New Year sparks full alert for coronavirus

@ematt, once again, different time zone, mate. And the coronavirus situation develops so fast, numb...(Read More)


Indian tourists rescued miles offshore from Phi Phi on capsized kayak

@ematt, I am presently in different time zone . :-)...(Read More)


Chinese New Year sparks full alert for coronavirus

The Chinese government stopped all outgoing flights from Wuhan. It should have been done sooner, but...(Read More)


Chinese experts join Phuket sea-rescue exercise

The whole situation looks complete different when 500-600 (no joke!) motorbike block the end of the ...(Read More)


Phuket ferry suspended after pickup truck rolls off the deck, into the sea

Great way to get a new truck. Let me know when this ferry is running again. LOL. Between the robbed ...(Read More)