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Austrian tourist stabbed, robbed by Phuket youth gang

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PHUKET: An Austrian tourist is recovering from a punctured lung and other injuries sustained in a brutal robbery attack by four knife-wielding youths in Phuket yesterday.

Patong Police identified the victim as Rupert Wilhelmstatter.

Mr Wilhelmstatter, in his early 50s, was returning by motorbike to his hotel in Patong at 1:45pm when the attack occurred. He was returning from Paradise Beach, on the south end of Patong Bay.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

Atchaa Khamlo
Phuket Gazette

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