Cook, the owner of the Chaosoi Chinese restaurant on Soi Buakaow, said he arrived from work to find two Thai men in his living room. Neither were masked and he told police he could provide descriptions.
John Robert Cook relates to police details of his harrowing experience.
Cook was followed as he fled into the bedroom and said one suspect threatened him with a stun gun before forcing him to open the safe. About 50,000 baht and 8,000 Philippine pesos were taken. The robbers then took another 7,000 baht and a smartphone from him.
Cook, who rents the house, said he now plans to move.