Money changer robbed of 600,000 baht

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Police are looking for several men who robbed a Pattaya money changer of 600,000 baht.

Sitthichoke Charonepipatsin, 57, was found unconscious and his motorbike fallen on him outside the Viriya Apa Apartment on Soi Chalermprakiet 2/2 July 25. He was taken to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

A security guard told police he heard noises like teenagers running amok behind the apartment building. When he arrived he found the unconscious Sitthichoke, who changed money for tour groups.

In a wooded area nearby, police recovered a metal bar and a plastic bag they believed held the 600,000 baht in cash.

Investigators believed two or three men had laid in wait for the money changer and attacked him when he made his customary arrival at the apartment building.