Pakistani who robbed, stripped bargirls arrested

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Immigration Police have locked up a Pakistani man who admitted to robbing bargirls and leaving them nude on the roadside.

Pakistani Munawar Fazal has been arrested and faces multiple charges of armed robbery.Pakistani Munawar Fazal has been arrested and faces multiple charges of armed robbery.

Munawar Fazal, 41, was arrested while eating at a street stall on Soi Buakaow Oct. 28 after 24-year-old Soraya Sutaprom went to police saying she was robbed of 120 baht, jewelry and her telephone by a Pakistani who offered her a meal and 1,000 baht for sex.

Soraya said she agreed to join the man, but after she got in his bronze Toyota Vios, he drove her to an isolated area behind the Poo Pen Restaurant and robbed her at knifepoint of what little money she had and less than a baht of gold jewelry.  He then made her take off her clothes and left her on the roadside.

After police arrested the Takhiantia resident, he admitted he’d leased the bronze truck just to support his habit of preying on poor sex workers and sometimes robbed several in one day the same way. He made them strip down so they could not follow him as he fled, he said.

Police found more than 8,700 baht, nearly 3 baht in gold and five cell phones in his vehicle.

Following the arrest, several other women came forth to say they’d been victimized similarly.

Nantida Tachaiyaphum, 21, said she was robbed near Sukhumvit Road of 300 baht, a 2-baht gold necklace and phone before she was stripped nude and left on the busy highway. And 19-year-old Thorthida Talhakij earlier reported she was similarly robbed of 500 baht, a 1-baht gold necklace and phone in the same manner.

Fazal now faces multiple charges of armed robbery.