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03 June 2014 :: 07:06:13 am 88439

Lottery Vendor Robbed at Knife Point

Sattahip police have arrested a robber who robbed 32 lottery tickets from a lottery vendor in hope that he would win 1st prize. He told police that if he won he would return the money to the vendor.
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SATTAHIP – May 31, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 1.00 p.m., at Sattahip police station, Chonburi province, Pol.Col. Chonphat Nawalak (Superintendent of Sattahip police station), Pol.Lt.Col. Niphon Pomsanarm (Deputy Superintendent of Sattahip police station), Pol.Lt.Col. Aphichanan Wattharawarangkul (Inspector of Sattahip police station) and the forces of officers of the Protection and Suppression Division of Sattahip police station together arrested Mr. Roongaroon Lodphet, aged 27, residing at house no. 86 Moo 11 Tambon Na Wah, Amphur Phu Wiang, Khon Kaen province, with exhibits of 5 lottery tickets, 1 red T-shirt, one 9 inch folded knife, 1 red-black luggage, in the allegation of robbing other people with a weapon.
 
Mr Prasit Tochaiyaphoom, aged 47, a lottery vendor, who was the victim, told the police that while he was walking selling lottery tickets June 1st 2014 on the day of the draw he walked to the bus stop in front of Ban Kred Kaew, Tambon Bang Sarey, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province where a man acted like he wanted to buy a lottery ticket, after he paid for the ticket he took out a knife and told Mr. Prasit to give him all of the money which startled him so much he ran off leaving the lottery tickets behind and ran to inform the police. Then the officers and Mr. Prasak went back to the incident point where the defendant was found with 5 lottery tickets in his right pocket but they didn’t find the remaining 27 tickets.
 
Upon investigating Mr. Roongaroon Lodphet (the defendant) he confessed to the robbery and told police that he was high on thinners and after the theft he changed his red T-shirt to a green T-shirt and hid them in his bag before trying to escape. He also said that he was sorry for committing the offence and if he had won 1st prize, he would return the money he had stolen from the vendor.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Crime News

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