Jump to content




View New Content Help  
Photo
- - - - -

Russian Tourist Stabbed Five Times During Attempted Bag Snatch In Jomtien


201 replies to this topic

#1 Rimmer

Rimmer

    Bluegrass Picking Member

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,457 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:43:03

Russian seriously injured in armed street robbery in Jomtien

Posted Image
PATTAYA:--A 25 year old female Russian Tourist was stabbed a total of 5 times as two men attempted to steal her handbag as she walked back to her Hotel on Jomtien Beach, early on Monday Morning.

Just after 3am, Police and medics were called to Soi Chayapreuk, in front of the Meung Mai Village and met with the victim of the street robbery, Miss Jenniya Nikolina. She had sustained wounds to her arms and was able to communicate with Police despite her limited English Language skills.

As she walked back to her Hotel, two men on a motorbike pulled up beside her. One of them was armed with a long knife. He approached the victim and attempted to cut through the shoulder strap of her bag. The man was able to grab the bag, containing 3,000 Baht in cash, a mobile phone and a digital camera. The man then attempted to snatch her gold necklace from around her neck but she decided to fight back, and in the process was injured by the assailants knife.

Miss Nikolina was rushed to Hospital while Police gathered evidence, including a pair of shoes left by one of the men at the scene as the pair made their escape.
Full story:
-- Pattaya One 2012-10-22





#2 Jingthing

Jingthing

    Member Schmember

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 53,186 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:47:43

Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

#3 Ohyesuare

Ohyesuare

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 499 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:52:44

There have been plenty of bag snatches even when the victims weren't wearing any gold but I agree it probably makes you more of a target.

#4 robblok

robblok

    Ex-Kaaskop

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,231 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:55:30

Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

JT i never expected victim blaming of you Posted Image

I agree with you they should inform tourists about this, but i doubt it will happen because its like admitting there is a problem in the land of smiles.

#5 Rionoir

Rionoir

    Senior Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:59:49

Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

#6 RedRoadRunner

RedRoadRunner

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 14:59:53

.....WELCOME TO THAILAND........ !!!!!!
it's getting better and better........AMAZING THAILAND.......

#7 Jingthing

Jingthing

    Member Schmember

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 53,186 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:01:21

Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

Maybe if there were Bangkok style taxi meters here as there should be, she would have happily taken a TAXI home.

#8 phuturatica

phuturatica

    Super Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,266 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:03:37

Hmm common occurance is it now?! Posted Image

#9 londoedan

londoedan

    Ak tak biasa

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,524 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:04:26

Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.


You're old fashioned. If women are not safe to walk the streets in the wee small hours, then there's a problem with the streets, NOT with the women. What do suggest - some sort of half-assed curfew ?

Perhaps that mighty force of 400 that were proactive for all of 1 hr the other day need to spread out a bit. I wouldn't mind seeing a few BIB's walking the streets at night (instead of sitting at some of the bars in groups of 3-4, smoking, having a drink and watching the footie).

#10 Semper

Semper

    Titanium Member

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,269 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:23:44


Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

JT i never expected victim blaming of you Posted Image

I agree with you they should inform tourists about this, but i doubt it will happen because its like admitting there is a problem in the land of smiles.


Only in some parts of the country.

#11 meatballs

meatballs

    Senior Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 568 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:25:57

Makes you wonder how many of these snatchings aren't reported. Clearly the robbers have knowledge of the most efficient methods to get their purses(knife cutting). Seems like they've been doing this awhile.

#12 Treborz

Treborz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 131 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:37:16

They dont only target women.

I was walking back to my hotel in Pattaya a couple of years back with 3 other people and a guy on a scooter attempted to snatch the chain from around my neck but failed miserably. It's only worth about £40 and it's 14 years old so even if he had managed to get it he wouldnt have benefited from it much.

#13 Woody1

Woody1

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 451 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:47:12


Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college? It's not a problem unique to Thailand, why does everyone try to make it seem like it is.

Maybe if there were Bangkok style taxi meters here as there should be, she would have happily taken a TAXI home.


As you say JT, "Maybe" but I think you would see an increase in other types of crime, i.e. sexual assaults.

I agree with Rionoir's post, whether we accept the fact or not, fact is a woman alone in the early of the morning, in virtually any country in the world is going to be a greater target to some criminal.
You've only got to look at Beach Rd, a single man would be fair game to most criminals there at 3am.
Just need to apply a little common sense.

I do not blame the victim in anyway, but unfortunately these types of crimes have been going on for years, and they'll be going on for years to come as long as there are easy targets about.

#14 simple1

simple1

    Simple1

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,974 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 15:58:23

My Thai wife was recently a victim of a motor bike bag snatch in Malaysia and it happens in seconds. I had always said if this happens don't fight back & she didn't. Nobody in the street came to our aid. The Malaysian police said it's an increasing problem in the past few years and that tourists have been injured. Here in Pattaya there are obviously bag snatch incidents, as we know also Thai on Thai. Difference is that the Thai's in the street will assist and a few have been chased, caught and beaten by Thai's (at least in the Soi Nernplubwan area).

My wife will not wear gold jewelery in Pattaya, that is visible, in the street or whilst driving her motor bike; day or night.

#15 Rionoir

Rionoir

    Senior Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 16:15:04

What do suggest - some sort of half-assed curfew ?


I don't think I implied that at all. How about not walking alone at 3am? Be aware of your surroundings. If a motorbike is approaching you while you're walking, face them, let them know you see them coming, back away from the street... follow a well-populated path... follow a path that has an escape route... I mean these are all common sense things that one should do in any country in any city while walking alone at 3am, aren't they?

Furthermore, don't carry a giant purse with you... carry a clutch, and keep your cellphone and a few bucks in your pocket in case your purse is stolen.

There's like a million ways to avoid being the target of a crime, and minimize the potential damage done if a crime does happen to occur.

#16 londoedan

londoedan

    Ak tak biasa

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,524 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 16:29:28

I don't think I implied that at all. .


Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college?

I beg to differ - I think thats exactly what you implied.

All the suggestions you make in the 2nd email are great, but we've still got to: Reclaim the streets !

I'm not a woman, and I've always found Thailand an extremely safe place to walk around at any time of the day or night - I'd like to think that women would feel that same.

#17 simple1

simple1

    Simple1

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,974 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 17:29:33


I don't think I implied that at all. .


Call me old fashioned but I don't think any female should be walking home alone at 3am in any country... didn't everyone learn that in college?

I beg to differ - I think thats exactly what you implied.

All the suggestions you make in the 2nd email are great, but we've still got to: Reclaim the streets !

I'm not a woman, and I've always found Thailand an extremely safe place to walk around at any time of the day or night - I'd like to think that women would feel that same.


My Thai wife doesn't definitely not does not feel safe walking around anytime of day or night around Pattaya and she was born and raised in Pattaya.

#18 firestar

firestar

    Senior Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 671 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 17:45:25

My Thai wife was recently a victim of a motor bike bag snatch in Malaysia and it happens in seconds. I had always said if this happens don't fight back & she didn't. Nobody in the street came to our aid. The Malaysian police said it's an increasing problem in the past few years and that tourists have been injured. Here in Pattaya there are obviously bag snatch incidents, as we know also Thai on Thai. Difference is that the Thai's in the street will assist and a few have been chased, caught and beaten by Thai's (at least in the Soi Nernplubwan area).

My wife will not wear gold jewelery in Pattaya, that is visible, in the street or whilst driving her motor bike; day or night.


You mean it happens in other countries too? Say it ain't so.... you're going to disappoint the "last nail in coffin.." "amazing Thailand" etc. brigade who seems to think it is a Thai only problem Posted Image

Edited by firestar, 2012-10-22 17:47:35.


#19 Naam

Naam

    Star Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26,851 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 19:03:16

Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

true! the lady could have carried all her belongings in her bra and panties. her fault carrying a stupid handbag Posted Image

#20 kutjebu

kutjebu

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 299 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 19:05:05


My Thai wife was recently a victim of a motor bike bag snatch in Malaysia and it happens in seconds. I had always said if this happens don't fight back & she didn't. Nobody in the street came to our aid. The Malaysian police said it's an increasing problem in the past few years and that tourists have been injured. Here in Pattaya there are obviously bag snatch incidents, as we know also Thai on Thai. Difference is that the Thai's in the street will assist and a few have been chased, caught and beaten by Thai's (at least in the Soi Nernplubwan area).

My wife will not wear gold jewelery in Pattaya, that is visible, in the street or whilst driving her motor bike; day or night.


You mean it happens in other countries too? Say it ain't so.... you're going to disappoint the "last nail in coffin.." "amazing Thailand" etc. brigade who seems to think it is a Thai only problem Posted Image

Thumbs up for this comment.

#21 black fox

black fox

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 196 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 19:41:44

muggings happen all over the world and a lot worse than here i know for a fact in england not only will they rob you but give you a good kicking to go wwith it, a lot of st crime is drug related cos they are desperate for money to buy a fix.

#22 Rimmer

Rimmer

    Bluegrass Picking Member

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,457 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 21:25:38

UPDATE
Pattaya Tourist Police lead the hunt for Russian stabbing suspects

PATTAYA:--An emergency meeting of senior officers was held at the Pattaya Tourist Police Station on Monday evening to discuss the case of the Russian woman who was repeatedly stabbed as she walked back to her Hotel in the early hours of Monday on Jomtien Beach.

Two assailants are now being sought by Police and the Tourist Police have taken the lead in the hunt for the two men who need to be caught quickly so they are unable to re-offend. The chairman of the meeting was Police Colonel Prapot, Superintendent of Tourist Police Region 2 who will lead the hunt. The Colonel tells us he is confident the two men will be caught soon.

CCTV images have now been checked and witness statements have been taken but Police have decided not to release any further information to the media at this time in fear of compromising the investigation. The Colonel did confirm to us that the Police are covering medical expenses after the victim initially refused to go to Hospital due to lack of funds

Full story:http://www.pattayaon...bbing-suspects/

-- Pattaya One 2012-10-22





#23 transam

transam

    V8 RULES

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,880 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 21:34:24

Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

In a ''free' world we should be able to walk the streets wearing what ever we want. The time we stop doing that then we have lost it. LOS holiday destinations bring in a lot of cash, so why not supply more BiB 24/7 on the streets to warn off the scrotes.

#24 sotsira

sotsira

    Super Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,902 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 22:59:10


Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

In a ''free' world we should be able to walk the streets wearing what ever we want. The time we stop doing that then we have lost it. LOS holiday destinations bring in a lot of cash, so why not supply more BiB 24/7 on the streets to warn off the scrotes.

In an ideal world, that would be the case transam, unfortunately there's no such thing as an ideal world.
Wearing gold jewellery in Thailand is just the same as hanging a load of 1000bt notes around your neck.
Would you do that? and walk the streets at night.

#25 jbrain

jbrain

    Titanium Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,581 posts

Posted 2012-10-22 23:04:49

Don't get me wrong. I don't blame the victim. But someone should warn tourists not to wear bling especially late at night.

I had once my phone ripped om my waist belt while waiting to cross second road near big c at 9 pm, so maybe people should also not carry a phone.





Sponsored by ...

Quick Navigation  View New Content Site search: