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    Pattaya burglars make off with Bt10 million in cash

    Five thieves broke into a luxury house rented by a Chinese tourist in Pattaya at around 9pm on Monday (September 7) and made off with Bt10 million in cash.


    Upon learning of the raid, police officers visited the Bt30-million house in Chonburi’s Bang Lamung district to speak to the victim.

    The tourist said five men showed up, put a gun to his head and demanded he open the safe and hand over the cash. Though police have already spoken to the victim, the language barrier may make the investigation process slower.

    Footage from security cameras has been retrieved, though police are puzzled as to how the thieves managed to enter and leave the luxury estate without being noticed.

    Pattaya burglars make off with Bt10 million in cash

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    A case for CSI TD.

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    Definitely an inside job,my money is on..

    Chinese money laundering office didnt pay the local police protection money so they robbed it all.

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    Who still has 10 Million baht cash in this current economic climate.

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    The boss, Chinese employees get revenge on Chinese boss living the high life during Covid. While they suffer.

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    ^^And who keeps that much money in their house, anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^^And who keeps that much money in their house, anyway?
    Indeed. Depends on how legit the earnings are, my bet not at all.

    Or a massive insurance scam.

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    Probably a scam. Debtor needs a reason not to repay his debt. Fake a robbery.

    The currency is not clearly specified, if Thai Baht then 100,000 notes. That's a couple of suitcases. Which do not fit in a standard safe. Just saying.

    Of course, CNY or large denomination USD would reduce the volume.

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    The USD banknotes weigh about 0.8 grams each, some other currencies have bigger notes, maybe 1.0 gram.

    Apply below for further trivia.

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    Though police have already spoken to the victim, the language barrier may make the investigation process slower.
    if the chink had been arrested for not wearing a mask in public, photographing fish without a permit, serving a customer in his wifes bar, an immigration overstay or any one of the hundreds of trivial offences for which foreigners are routinely arrested in thailand you can bet an interpreter would have been summined within 20 minutes to ensure that the police trouser the fines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    who keeps that much money in their house, anyway?
    criminals.

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    police are puzzled as to how the thieves managed to enter and leave the luxury estate without being noticed.
    But they are not puzzled as to why a chinky has 300,000+ dollars in cash in his house.

    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Probably a scam. Debtor needs a reason not to repay his debt. Fake a robbery.

    The currency is not clearly specified, if Thai Baht then 100,000 notes. That's a couple of suitcases. Which do not fit in a standard safe. Just saying.

    Of course, CNY or large denomination USD would reduce the volume.
    Depends how big the safe is, 10 packs of a million would easily fit into a standard floor safe; that said, the worst place to put more than a decoy amount of cash is in a safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    if the chink had been arrested for not wearing a mask in public, photographing fish without a permit, serving a customer in his wifes bar, an immigration overstay or any one of the hundreds of trivial offences for which foreigners are routinely arrested in thailand you can bet an interpreter would have been summined within 20 minutes to ensure that the police trouser the fines.
    Indeed, Tax.

    It continually amazes me that there are still posters on this board who actually think this country is not a fucked up pantomime of rancid hypocrisy, cronyism, deceit, larceny and fraud but has a rule of law in which justice for fish prevails.

    Thailand became an attractive venue for money laundering chinks anxious to get their ill-gotten gains out of commie land when the preferred boltholes in London etc tightened up their banking laws. Also, most of the zero-dollar tours that proliferated here for five years until two years ago were operated by Chink shysters paying kickbacks to the usual influential people but squirrelled away their profits both here and in HK/KL. No surprise that some illiterate chink owns a 30 million baht gaff with £250,000 in cash in his wall safe.


    The country is a snake pit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Depends how big the safe is, 10 packs of a million would easily fit into a standard floor safe; that said, the worst place to put more than a decoy amount of cash is in a safe.
    He couldn't put it elsewhere and if he hadn't told them where the dosh was they would have tortured him to death for it.

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    Don't stop him in full flow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    That's a couple of suitcases. Which do not fit in a standard safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Depends how big the safe is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    It continually amazes me that there are still posters on this board who actually think this country is not a fucked up pantomime of rancid hypocrisy, cronyism, deceit, larceny and fraud but has a rule of law in which justice for fish prevails.
    Ok, so you are back in England

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    Careful, he'll get onto a Brexit rant.

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    10.000 times 1000 baht notes is 10 million. It would fit with ease in a hand luggage sized suitcase.

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