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Debt collectors attack hospitalised patient, steal his car 


A MAN undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chonburi was attacked by four debt collectors who barged into his room and after roughing him up grabbed his car key and drove the vehicle away from the car park, Matichon newspaper said today (Dec. 2).

Police arrested a suspect, Mr. Witsarut Permwattana, or Ball, 27, in Uthai Thani province on the charges of ganging up to steal property and escaping arrest but he denied committing the crime.

The victim told police that he had borrowed 100,000 baht from a loan shark in Chonburi but later had a problem repaying it and was constantly asked to do so. He then fell sick and was hospitalised but four debt collectors stormed into the treatment room to get the money back. He was threatened then attacked after which the gang took his car key and drove off in his vehicle worth 689,000 baht parked below.

Upon getting his complaint police launched an investigation and got an arrest warrant issued for Witsarut who had fled to Uthai Thani.

The suspect is being sent back to Chonburi for further legal action.


Police arresting the suspect in Uthai Thani. Photo: Matichon

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