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Russian man arrested in Phuket for alleged robbery, illegal possession of firearms

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A Russian national has been apprehended in Phuket on charges of robbery, illegal possession of firearms, carrying a weapon in public without proper authorisation, and illegally detaining others with accomplices who are still at large.

According to a Phuket Express report, Dmitry Shergin was arrested in Karon on February 1 on an arrest warrant issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on January 31. The arrest was a result of a complaint filed by two Russian nationals, Viacheslav Kopan and Evgenii Kamolov, to Cherngtalay Police in Thalang on December 11, 2022.

Read our editorial about the current problem with Russian arrivals in Phuket.

The complainants alleged that they were threatened and attacked by a group of foreign suspects who stole 20,000 US dollars in cash and 25,000 US dollars in cryptocurrency. The robbery allegedly took place around 1.00am in Soi Cherng Talay 16.

The police launched an investigation and shortly after, were able to identify the suspect. Officers also discovered that a friend of one of the victims was allegedly involved in the incident.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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