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    Briton, 67, arrested for robbery at luxury Bangkok hotel

    Briton, 67, arrested for robbery at luxury Bangkok hotel





    A 67-year-old British man was arrested in Bangkok early on Monday for allegedly robbing and drugging a fellow countryman in his hotel room.

    John Lane, who has a Thai wife and has been living in Tambon Saensuk in Chon Buriís Muang district for 40 years, was arrested at 1.15am at the entrance to Soi Sukhumvit 4.
    Lumpini police say a British tourist, Michael Travers, 69, filed a complaint with police on February 12 that he had been robbed and drugged in his room at a luxury hotel in the Ploenchit area of the city.

    Travers told police that he was returning to his room on the 25th floor at 1am after drinking at the lobby bar on the ground floor and met Lane in the lift.
    He said Lane walked after him and, after he had opened the door to his room, pushed him inside, tied his hands and covered his face with a mask.
    Travers said a Panerai watch worth Bt200,000 and 19 other items, were taken with a total value of Bt440,781.
    He said Lane forced him to reveal the pin number of his ATM card, which Lane also took, and then made him drink something that caused him to fall asleep.
    He woke up at 3.50am and went downstairs to report the episode to staff at the front counter. Police saw Laneís image on the CCTV footage and obtained an arrest warrant against him.
    They say Lane has denied the charges but he was identified by the victim.
    Police believe Lane might also be responsible for robbing several other elderly tourists at luxury hotels in the Lumpini and Thonglor areas

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    What a horrible piece of work. I hope the charges include kidnapping, imprisonment, etc.

    You know, bump up the amount of time he spends picking maggots out of his fish head soup.

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    A 67-year-old British man was arrested
    and has been living in Tambon Saensuk in Chon Buriís Muang district for 40 years,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post






    A 67-year-old British man was arrested
    and has been living in Tambon Saensuk in Chon Buri’s Muang district for 40 years,
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    Yeah, that's not the only odd thing about this story.
    Arrested by Thai cops just from hotel CCTV images.
    At 1:15 am on Sukhumvit.
    The description of how the crime progressed. Was the victim a 5 stone effeminate weakling to just allow all that to happen? Well, maybe, but still...pushed into the room, no ruckus to wake neighbours, forced to give PIN, forced to drink something.
    All very odd.

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    Hmm.. Something fishy about this story. I'm backing TDi's team of super-sleuths to crack the case..

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    Perhaps Wilson has a video of the robbing...

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