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  • Two arrested after German expat is stabbed and robbed

    Two men have been arrested to answer charges of tying up a 70-year-old German, slashing his arm and robbing him and his wife of two ATM cards at their home in Phuket, and withdrawing money.

    Muyaddidi Dorloh, 27, of Narathiwat, and Sofian Arba, 25, of Yala, were caught separately on Tuesday evening, one in  Phuket and the other in Satun.

    They were wanted on arrest warrants issued by the Phuket provincial court for colluding in armed robbery and damaging property, Phuket police chief Pol Maj Gen Rungroj Thakornpunyasi said on Wednesday.

    The suspects allegedly broke into a house in tambon Rassada of Phuket on Thursday evening.

    The intruders tied up German national Wilhelm Christian Schrei, 70, with black tape and used a basket to cover his head.

    They were allegedly armed with a machete and a 30-centimetre knife, and inflicted a long cut on his arm.

    When the victim’s Thai wife arrived home, the intruders also detained her. They reportedly robbed the couple of 2,000 baht cash and took their two ATM cards and the PIN codes.

    During interrogation, the suspects allegedly confessed and said they were jobless and needed money. They said they were able to withdraw only 3,000 baht.

    Police said the victims had quickly transferred money to another account after the robbery.

    The duo were handed over to police at Muang Phuket police station for legal action.


  • German expat gets eight years jail for slaying Phuket girlfriend

    PHUKET: German Expat: German national Nico Papke, a 36-year-old fitness instructor in Phuket, has been sentenced to serve more than eight years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Pischa ‘Lek’ Nampadung, for stealing her ATM card and for a drugs-related charge.

    Saturday 15 September 2018, 05:03PM

    Papke, from Altdöbern, Germany, was arrested for the murder Ms Pischa, 35, on July 11 last year after her body was found dumped in the jungle in Wichit two days earlier.

    Ms Pischa’s body was found wrapped in blankets and bound with sticking tape beside the road about 600 metres along the newly graded track leading into the jungle north of the cement factory on Muang Chaofa Rd

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