Two Turkish friends on holiday in Pattaya were drugged and robbed on Monday.
Police were called to the Riviera Resort in Soi 16/1 off the Naklua Road on Monday afternoon after hotel cleaners found the two room occupants unconscious on their beds. There was clear evidence of a disturbance in both rooms and it was determined that both room safes had been stolen.
The victims, Mr. Almet aged 51 and Mr. Nihat of the same age were staying in adjoining rooms connected by a door which was unlocked. Eventually they regained consciousness and told Police that they had met two Thai women at the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya and decided to take them back to their rooms. Before they got to the hotel they stopped at a convenience store and purchased two bottles of Green Tea. It is though both were laced with sleeping tablets when they got back to the rooms which rendered them unconscious.
Equipment used to remove the room safes from the wardrobes were left behind and crucially the resort did not keep copies of the Thai ID cards of the two women which leaves Police with the difficult task of recovering the stolen items which reportedly includes 40,000 US Dollars, 100,000 Baht and two mobile phones.