German drugged and robbed


A German man was found semi-conscious in his Naklua hotel room after allegedly being drugged by a group of people he apparently met earlier in the evening.

Police were called to the Naklua House apartments at 5 a.m. Oct. 19 by a suspicious neighbor who found Helmut Lemburg, 57, lying face up on his bed, talking incoherently.

Police searched the ransacked room and found two beer glasses from which they hope to retrieve fingerprints of the suspects.

Sawang Boriboon rescue workers transfer Lemburg to hospital. Sawang Boriboon rescue workers transfer Lemburg to hospital.

A neighbor told police that Lemburg works as a baggage handler at Dusseldorf airport.  He said that earlier in the evening, 2 Thai men and 1 transvestite had visited Lemburg for about an hour.  After they left, the unnamed neighbor became suspicious when his friend didn’t answer the door, so he used his spare key to investigate.  Finding Lemburg semi-conscious, he called police.

Sawang Boriboon Foundation rescue workers performed first aid before transferring Lemburg to hospital.

Police were waiting for Lemburg to recover to get his statement.