A Finnish man was beaten unconscious in an after-midnight assault on Pattaya Beach at Soi 2.
Antti Markku Juhani Dyster, 58, suffered about blows to the head and body by two Thai men and one woman around 1:30 a.m. He was transported to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Emergency workers attend to the injured Finn.
Witnesses reported that Dyster had been followed by the trio after buying a bottle of whiskey at a nearby Family Mart. The suspects apparently had spied valuables in the shoulder bag the Finn was carrying.
They set upon Dyster once he’d sat down on a beachfront bench to drink. Witnesses said the attackers used sticks and bottles to beat him senseless, then stole the bag and fled on a motorbike up Soi 2.
Police planned to review security footage from the Family Mart to identify the attackers.