Dane robbed of kiteboard kit on Phuket beach

Police are looking for three European men who allegedly threatened a 25-year-old Danish tourist into handing over his entire kiteboard kit on a Phuket beach in the morning of 17 December 2013, according to Phuket Gazette.

Bjarke Carlsen, 25, reportedly told police that the incident occurred at Friendship Beachkiteboarding

“Mr Carlsen said he was robbed on the beach at about 10am, when three men wearing ski masks approached him from behind,” said Phuket Tourist Police Inspector Urumporn Koondejsumrit.

“The men stopped Mr Carlsen and threatened to beat him if he did not hand over his kiteboarding equipment,” he said.

Mr Carlsen described the three men as tall Caucasians.

“He said their accents sounded European,” Maj Urumporn said.

For fear of his own safety, Mr Carlsen handed over his entire kiteboarding kit, comprising an 11sqm Slingshot kite and bar, a 2sqm Slingshot kite and bar, Airush FS 135 kiteboard, 7sqm Airush kite, North Wam waveboard and a Prolimit harness.

Source: Phuket Gazette

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