Sattahip police are looking for four youths who attacked a local man with steel pipes in an attempted robbery.
Somporn Nimiphudol, 34, required 17 stitches to close cuts on his head and body after the 1 a.m. attack Jan. 10 near a beach by Sattahip City Hall.
Somporn said he had gone to the shore to hunt for crabs and was confronted by four youths, believed to be teenagers, on his return. They demanded his money, but Somporn refused. They then started hitting him with pipes as he tried to flee.
Officials believe the suspects are part of a youth gang in Taothan and that one has been arrested before on drug charges.
Somporn Nimiphudol was attacked by four youths with steel pipes when he refused to give them his money.