Frenchman arrested for attempted ATM robbery of Brit

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A Frenchman involved in a fistfight with a British man on Soi Buakaow was arrested on charges he was trying to steal an ATM card.

 

Mohammad Belkhelouat, 27, was arrested Dec. 24 near the Sawadee Hotel after police broke up a fight between him and 64-year old John Anthony Singer.

Victim John Anthony Singer (right) points out perpetrator Mohammad Belkhelouat at the police station.Victim John Anthony Singer (right) points out perpetrator Mohammad Belkhelouat at the police station.

Singer told police Belkhelouat had taken his ATM card while trying to “help” him make a transaction at a Kasikorn Bank automated teller machine. The two got into a fight with the Brit managing to get his card back before police arrived.

Upon seeing the police, Belkhelouat tried to flee into the hotel, but was apprehended by officers and charged with attempted robbery.