Pattaya Daily News

04 November 2013 :: 11:11:42 am 79518

Chiang Mai Mountain Bike Robber

A man used a fake bomb to rob a bank located inside a Big C department store and fled with 23,000THB on his mountain bike.
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3CHIANG MAI – November 3, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol. Lt. Col. Pradit Tipma (Inspector police on duty of Mae Ping police station, Amphur Meuang Chiang Mai) was notified of the incident at the Bangkok bank of Big C Donjan branch, Tambon Thasala reported it to police and went to inspect the crime scene which happened on the 1st floor of Big C department store, in the center of Chiang Mai city. Pol. Maj. Gen. Krit Kitilue (Commander of Chiang Mai provincial police), Pol. Col. Somsak Jinaphakdee (Superintendent of Mae Ping police station) and Pol. Col. Thawatchai Phongwiwatchai (Superintendent) and the detective police team.

At the scene police found the bank officers and many people standing outside the bank as the robber had left a brown bag on counter No 3 which he said contained a bomb. The police cornered off the area and moved on lookers a as far away as possible. Police officers then moved in to remove the brown bag to a safe location so they could inspect it. The bag was carefully moved and placed in the car park. Upon opening the the bag officers found a M150 energy drink bottle tied to a paper box using black adhesive tape.

Ms. Arthittaya Phahiran, aged 29, the bank officer that works at counter number 3 confirmed that at 10.30 a.m. a tall man, dressed all in back also wearing a black cap and a hygiene face mask to conceal his face walked up to his counter. He then handed a note to the bank clerk which read “There is the bomb inside this bag and if you shout, I will press the remote control and it will explode!”with this the bank clerk handed over cash totalling 23,510 THB .The robber then casually put the money into his handbag and calmly walked out .

The police inspected the CCTV in the department store and found that he walked into a toilet on the 2nd floor got changed into some different clothes and rode away on a mountain bike.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Krit said that he commanded the detective police team of Section 5 to join with the local police to follow up to catch the robber. After inspecting the CCTV footage the police suspected that the robber may be a foreigner because of his large appearance.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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