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Loan shark gang attacks old lady selling sweets in market, late with repayment. Friends fight back, stabbing gang leader 4 times in back with knife. 

A stall of a vendor at Bang Khae fresh market is destroyed by thugs working for a loan shark. (Sanook.com Photo)

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Crime

Angry vendors attack loan shark thugs

27 Mar 2013
Online Reporters

Thugs working for a loan shark were attacked and driven away by food vendors after they assaulted an elderly vendor at Bang Khae fresh market in Bangkok on Tuesday evening.

Police said they received a report that a group of men had attacked an elderly woman selling sweets at the market.

At the scene, police found Supa Thongdeang, 56, with injuries to her head and escorted her to a hospital.

Her stall was destroyed and scattered on the roadside.

Police were told that one of the thugs had already been taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was a member of the gang that wrecked Mrs Supa’s food stall, witnesses said.

Danusorn Chao-ubol, 33, was stabbed four times on his back.

According to Mrs Supa’s daughter, Nucharee Silvicharn, 36, about 10 men arrived on motorcycles. They were armed with knives and started breaking things without any warning, then they began beating her mother.

Outraged vendors ganged together to fight the loan shark thugs and drove them away.

She told police that her mother borrowed 7,000 baht from a loan shark identified as “Roch." 

"My mother hasn’t paid him in full, she asked them to give her another few days,” Ms. Nucharee said.

She said the attack came after her mother asked for another extension to the loan.

Police said they would interrogate the wounded member of the gang to identify their leader as well as find out who stabbed Mr. Danusorn.

(Source: Bangkok Post, Crime, Angry vendors attack loan shark thugs, 27 Mar 2013, Online Reporters, link


Loan Shark Vocabulary

loan - an amount of money that a person, business or country borrows เงินกู้
loan shark - a person who makes illegal loans (usually with very high illegal interest rates and using violence to collect the loan) ผู้ปล่อยเงินกู้ โดยคิดดอกเบี้ยสูงมาก (See Wikipedia)

thugs - a low-level criminal who treats others violently and roughly, often for hire อาชญากร, นักเลง, อันธพาล, ผู้ร้าย (See Wikipedia)
loan shark thugs
thugs working for a loan shark

victim -
a person who is hurt by another person, inhured or stolen from เหยื่อ, ผู้เคราะห์ร้าย, ผู้ประสบภัย, ผู้รับเคราะห์
loan shark victims fight back


fight back - when to hit or fight with a person after they hit or attack you
loan shark victims fight back

vendors - people who sell things in a market พ่อค้าแม่่ค้า
angry vendors

elderly - older people, over 65 สูงวัย, อาวุโส, อายุมาก
an elderly vendor

attack
- use violence to hurt or harm people โจมตี
a group of men attacked an elderly woman

Angry vendors attack loan shark thugs

drive away (verb, present) to force or make someone go away and leave a place ขับออกไป, ขับจากไป,  ขับไล่
driven away (verb, past)
attacked and driven away

Thugs working for a loan shark were attacked and driven away by food vendors after they assaulted an elderly vendor at Bang Khae fresh market in Bangkok on Tuesday evening.

Police said they received a report that a group of men had attacked an elderly woman selling sweets at the market.

escort - to go with a person and protect them there คุ้มกัน
escort from .. - คุ้มกันให้พ้นจาก ..
police escorted her to a hospital

At the scene, police found Supa Thongdeang, 56, with injuries to her head and escorted her to a hospital.

stall - a large table or a small building that is open at the front, used for selling things (or for giving people information) รถ หรือแผงขายของ
stall was destroyed

scattered - spread over a large area กระจัดกระจาย
scattered on the roadside

Her stall was destroyed and scattered on the roadside.

critical - very seriously ill or injured and might die อย่างรุนแรง อย่างวิกฤต
in  critical condition

taken to hospital in a critical condition
Police were told that one of the thugs had already been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

wreck - to destroy something ทำให้เสียหาย,  ทำให้หายนะ
wreck food stall

witnesses - a person who say an event, usually an accident or crime that they describe, an eyewitness
He was a member of the gang that wrecked Mrs Supa’s food stall, witnesses said.

stab - to push a knife or other sharp thing into a person แทง
stabbing - trying to hurt or kill something by pushing a knife into them or other sharp thing (See Wikipedia)
Danusorn Chao-ubol, 33, was stabbed four times on his back.

armed - carrying a weapon ติดอาวุธ
armed with knives

beat  - hit many times (with hands, stick, etc) ตี
they began beating her mother

warning -  something that shows there is some danger and that you might get hurt or suffer damage สัญญาณเตือนถึงเหตุร้าย, คำเตือน; ซึ่งเตือนให้ระวัง
without any warning
they began beating her mother without any warning

According to Mrs Supa’s daughter, Nucharee Silvicharn, 36, about 10 men arrived on motorcycles. They were armed with knives and started breaking things without any warning, then they began beating her mother.

outrage - to make someone very angry and shocked ถูกทำให้ช็อค
outraged vendors

gang together - join together to do something (such as fighting against other people)
outraged vendors ganged together

Outraged vendors ganged together to fight the loan shark thugs and drove them away.

identified as - named ระบุชื่อ
a loan shark identified as “Roch." 
She told police that her mother borrowed 7,000 baht from a loan shark identified as “Roch." 

full payment
part payment

paid in full - a "full payment" was made
hasn’t paid him in full

My mother hasn’t paid him in full, she asked them to give her another few days.

extension - an increase giving more time to do something you need to due, move deadline or due date forward; extend deadline ขยายออกไป
loan extension - when someone who borrowed money gets more time to pay loan back
extension to the loan

She said the attack came after her mother asked for another extension to the loan.

member- a person who is part of a group  สมาชิก
gang member
member of the gang

leader -
the person who manages, guides and oversees a group of people หัวหน้า, ผู้นำ
gang leader
leader of the gang

wounded - injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously บาดเจ็บ
wounded member of the gang

interrogate - to ask someone a lot of questions in order to get information สอบถาม,ซักถาม
interrogate the wounded member of the gang

identify - to specify who someone is ระบุชื่อ to specify ระบ
identify the gang leader

Police said they would interrogate the wounded member of the gang to identify their leader as well as find out who stabbed Mr. Danusorn.

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