Two suspects arrested
A Beach Road prostitute and two male motorcycle taxi drivers allegedly robbed her Iranian customers at gunpoint in their Jomtien Beach condominium.
Ali Muza Zeinzadeh, 25, and Mehdi Mohammadi Ghabaghtapeh, 28, told police Oct. 18 they were relaxing at their Jomtien Beach Paradise Condominium around midnight when a streetwalker, whom he’d met three days ago and had used several times, called asking to see Zeinzadeh. Even though she said she wanted to bring her “brothers” along, Zeinzadeh agreed.
Linda Yotharos and Pravin Thongyotha have been arrested in connection with the Oct 18 armed robbery of two Iranian tourists.
When the Iranian opened the door, two men in blue motorcycle taxi vests were with the hooker. One pulled a gun, claiming to be a police officer and demanding all the money the two Iranians had. Zeinzadeh said they gave the robbers $2,000 and a mobile phone. As they fled, the “thoughtful” prostitute gave him back $100.
11 days later, on Oct. 29, police arrested 24-year-old Kalasin native Linda Yotharos, and her 29-year-old Banglamung boyfriend, Pravin Thongyotha. Pravin was in possession of a handgun loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition.
Both confessed to the charges.
Security guards at the condominium said they permitted the motley trio to go up to the Iranians rooms after they claimed to be collecting motorbike rental fees. The three, however, were captured clearly by security cameras leaving the building and escaping with two other Thai men on motorbikes.