Syrian Arrested After Snatching Money From Restaurant
At 4 am on Sunday, the Pattaya Police Investigating Inspector Pol. Lt. Col. Pongsawat Wongwaan were summoned to investigate a Theft at the Amporn Seafood Restaurant, located on Pattaya’s 3rd Road. At the scene of the crime, the Manager Mr. Worawit In-ngam-raam, aged 31 and Cashier Mr.Suwit Suay-ngaam, aged 23 were waiting to report that a male tourist, identified later as Mr. Abdul Gareem Muhamed, aged 35 from Syria, came into the restaurant to ask to exchange his 1,000 baht bank notes for notes printed with “L” letter before the serial numbers. The staff agreed to help, and took the money out of the drawer, separating the notes with the “L” letter from the others. While the 2 staff members were concentrating on separating the money, Mr. Abdul snatched all the money, ran out the restaurant and drove off in his car. The staff immediately called the police. Inspector Pongsawat managed to apprehend the offender on Pattaya’s 3rd Road in front of Tony’s Gym, with 23,000 in Baht bank notes.The Manager and Cashier identified the offender, who admitted that he approached the restaurant to exchange the bank notes, but denied the Charge of Theft. Further investigations will continue.
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