An Australian man who is on the run after escaping from a Balinese prison may be hiding from police in a Thailand resort town known as the fugitive capital of the world.
Australian escapee Shaun Davidson, 33, claims he’s on a ‘Catch Me If You Can’ style global tour after bursting out of Kerobokan prison via a muddy hole on June 19.
If his Facebook page is anything to go by, in the past few days, Davidson has partied in an Amsterdam nightclub, sank some drinks at the Copenhagen Marriott, been treated to a massage in Dusseldorf and chilled out in Dubai.
The Perth-born bandit has ‘checked in’ at each of those European and Middle Eastern locations since he and three other foreign inmates escaped from the prison with the help of an international crime syndicate, police claim.
Despite his attempt to thwart authorities with social media, it is believed Davidson is seeking refuge with other fugitives in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, according to The Courier-Mail.
Davidson, a boxing instructor, reportedly has ties with the Mongols motorcycle gang in Perth and members of the Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts communities.
The Mongols, as well as the Hells Angels and Bandidos bikie gangs, have chapters in Thailand.
The Thailand beach resort is home to several fugitives, including Sydney Hell’s Angel Wayne Schneider, 38, who was shot and killed after being kidnapped from his Pattaya home in 2015
Sydney Hells Angel Wayne Schneider, 38, was shot and killed after being kidnapped from his Pattaya home in 2015.
Australian kickboxer Antonio Bagnato has been sentenced to death for his murder.
UK computer programmer Tony Kenway was also gunned down in the Thailand beach town where he had been living and duping Australians, as well as Brits, out of millions of dollars.
Kenway’s criminal activity and slaying began a push to crack down on foreign gangs, The Courier-Mail reported.
Davidson and three fellow inmates broke out of the jail through a 50cm by 75cm hole under the walls, with their escape route connecting to a water tunnel and out to a main street.
Two of the men, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, were caught at luxury resort Novo Turismo in Dili East Timor on Thursday.
They were 2,000km from the prison. Davidson and Malaysian national Tee King Kok remain on the run.
Bali’s police chief Inspector General Petrus Golose told AAP an investigation was continuing into who helped the group escape.
‘We want to know whether there’s [a syndicate] to take people out of Bali,’ he was quoted saying.
Friends of Davidson joked on Monday he was travelling at a dizzying pace.
‘Looks like he moves quick,’ one told Daily Mail Australia.
But he may not have gotten as far as western Europe, given Facebook users can check in at any location around the world no matter whether they are nearby. – Mailonline
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