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    House robbery Khon Kaen

    We had our first house robbery in the street over the weekend while I was away. The young lady lives two houses down on the other side of the street, she had just pulled up out the front of the house when two men on a motorcycle pulled up behind her and pulled out a gun and forced her inside and cleaned her out for all her money and jewelry but didnít harm her physically. Itís a quite dead end soi with security guards only during the night . I have met her husband who is a young doctor that just returned from working in Australia. The local residents are pretty stirred up about as some of them are retired older couples.
    Anyway its a bit of a worry

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    This kind of thing isnt as rare as you hope in KK. I hear many stories of similar events. In your case, 24 hours secuirty would help with them operating a scheme where residents are given entry permits. Then any visitor has to exchange their thai id card for a token to gain access to the moo barn. No card no entry. Thats how the high end moo barns in KK operate. MIght be worth seeing if you can get it implemented?
    Originally Posted by Smeg
    ... I like to fantasise sometimes, and I lie very occasionally... my superior home, job, wealth, freedom, car, girl, retirement age, appearance, satisfaction with birth country etc etc... Over the past few years I have put together over 100 pages on notes on thaiophilia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    MIght be worth seeing if you can get it implemented?
    Yeh they are talking about 24 hour security now, One thing I dont like is these stickers they want us to put on our cars then the school likes you to put another sticker, as far as I am concern its to much info to be putting on your cars

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    That's really scary. Good to hear she wasn't hurt or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    its to much info to be putting on your cars
    True, nobody want to advertise where they live and what school thier kids go to. Those permit stickers would be ok if they didnt give away the location but they normally do. They should just be a code or something that is only recognised by the guards at the moo barn or school or whatever but it seems the "face" to be gained by having the name of an expensive school permit on the car is too tempting for the locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    They should just be a code or something that is only recognised by the guards at the moo barn
    agree 100 %

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    ^ Failing that just tuck them in the glove box and whip them out when needed.

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    the problen here in BKK is they don't check motorcycles

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    They did where I lived in Laguna homes in Chiang Mai, no matter what, no gate card, no entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    They did where I lived in Laguna homes in Chiang Mai, no matter what, no gate card, no entry.
    Not true I'm afraid. I used to drive straight in there when I was still allowed to visit Noony.

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    Can scumbag petty thieves read barcodes?
    In proper communities, it's a small electronic barcode read by a remote sensor while driving up toward the gate. The guard is only there for visitors. Motorcycles have them on the handlebar -- like a barcode on a loaf of bread.


    Sorry. Forgot I was in Thailand.

    Dodgy-at-best security who knows when you're not home...

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    ^^ In the event of security breaches it is the security provider who is liable normally to pay compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    They did where I lived in Laguna homes in Chiang Mai, no matter what, no gate card, no entry.
    Not true I'm afraid. I used to drive straight in there when I was still allowed to visit Noony.
    yeah....but you white...

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    How do the chickens and cows get into the moo barn when they don't get a bar code until they're wrapped in cellophane in the Tesco chiller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    How do the chickens and cows get into the moo barn
    Theres no chickens and cows in Riggers city moo barn. In the unlikely event of any wandering in, he's BBQ them within the hour

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    Yep 24 hour guards and they must keep a guest/ visitor record.

    With regard to anyone who does not want to hand over identity cards (farang or Thai) they are denied entry with no exceptions.

    Also rotate your guards every 3-6 months as familiarity breeds contempt.

    The two positive things about an event such as this is firstly > nobody was hurt and secondly > everyone has been woken up to the fact that they are all vulnerable.

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    Go the missismiggins route.


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    ^That isnt miggins arm, its Kingwillys.

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    We used to have a little electronic thingy on the dash of the car that raised the barrier when you pushed the button after you broke the photoelectric beam when you got close .
    Cars without it used to trigger a signal (loud enough to wake the security guards up) and they would sort it out !
    System only cost US$ 3,000 for the compound plus 20US$ for each car unit .
    In Jeddah
    1986 prices though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    ^That isnt miggins arm, its Kingwillys.
    You mean the guy missing a hand?

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    With the economy in a tailspin I would imagine that this is just the beginning of the robbery trade to start taking off. It seems to me that young Thais have a penchant for robbing so you had better get used to it or start to become a bit more street smart by looking in your mirror when you get out of your cars or look around you before opening up your front door...Honestly, how are you going to protect your family and yourself?

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    As previously said, thankfully, no one was physically harmed. Is it very difficult to get permits to carry weapons in LOS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn
    Honestly, how are you going to protect your family and yourself?
    Guns and baseball bats, same way I did in Australia

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    Rigger, where are you located in KK exactly ? I am on the army base road close to the airport

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    Move into a condo.
    Far safer.

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