Arrest warrant issued for one of two men suspected of killing Australian tourist in Phuket


PHUKET, June 24 – The court issued an arrest warrant for a Thai man, one of two men suspected of robbing and killing an Australian tourist on the resort island of Phuket.

The suspect with the arrest warrant is a Thai man in his late 20’s about 175-180 cm tall. The sketch, portraying his face was distributed to investigators to find him and possibly his hide-out.

he police are gathering evidence to seek an arrest warrant for the other suspect, who rode the motorcycle while they committed the crime.The police believe both of them are still in Phuket.

A Bt300,000 bounty was announced for information leading to the arrest of the two attackers who appeared on CCTV footage that captured the moment of the attack.

Investigators distributed pamphlets, showing a sketch of the suspect to patrolling traffic police officers and volunteers as well as publicising it on local cable channels.

Anyone with a possible lead can contact the Phuket police at their mobile phone number 081-8419559 or dial the emergency hotline 191.

Michelle Elizabeim, 60, an Australian tourist, was fatally stabbed during an armed robbery on June 20 in the compound of the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort in Phuket, while her companion was severely wounded.