Three Good Samaritans arrested after robbing Swedish woman in Hua Hin
Police have arrested three men who robbed a Swedish tourist shortly after she was injured after falling from her motorcycle.
The three men first posed as Good Samaritans and the woman, identified as Vanja Agren, 45, thought they had come to help her after she was involved in a motorcycle accident early on Wednesday morning, reports Daily News
However, after initially coming to the aid of the injured woman, who bought the men some cigarettes to show her gratitude, the men then proceeded to steal her iPhone and 7,000 Baht in cash.
On Saturday morning, officers paraded Kamphol Matachawong, 23, and Suthep Petthkun 24, along with another name identified only as Kuhabeu, 22, to media outside Hua Hin police station.
Police chief Maj Gen Kristana Jaemsawang told reporters that the incident was captured on CCTV and this lead to the arrest of the men.
Police revealed how the trio had been drinking together the night before and decided to ride around Hua Hin on motorcycle at 5am on Wednesday morning. They then came across the injured woman on Soi Charoen Pattana, close to Soi 94.
One of the suspects reportedly told officers that they had helped the woman. But when they saw she had an iPhone and several thousand baht in cash they decided to snatch the woman’s hand bag and iPhone and make off on their motorcycle.
Kamphol who was said to be the main instigator of the robbery, was arrested on Pranburi beach the following day while he was taking tourists for a ride on his horse.
The other suspects were arrested in Phetchaburi.
Ms Agren told police how she thought the men had come to help her. She added that if they said to her they needed some money she probably would have given it to them. She said the last thing she thought they would do was rob her.
Police added that they were able to return the iPhone to Ms Agren but that the suspects had already spent all of the cash.