Pattaya Daily News

02 February 2011 :: 12:02:09 pm 49653

Naklua Armed Robbery – Reward Offered

A 7-11 shop manageress was held up at gunpoint on her way to deposit 600,000 THB in the bank. Police are now searching for clues to the identity of the two highwaymen.
Advertise Here

Pattaya, 31 January 2011 [Pattaya Daily News], At 13.30 Police Lieutenant Srathep Dtupanith, Police Station Pattaya hurried to a reported robbery in front of Kasikorn Bank Pattaya Naklua Banglamung Chonburi. Found at the crime scene were Ms Sirilak Ratana, 30, manageress of a 7-11 branch and Mr. Santaan Khammonkon, employee at the 7-11 branch , 20, waiting for the officials.

Mrs. Sirilak reported that she is the manageress of a 7-11 branch at 1212 Pattaya-Naklua Rd, which is located about 40m from the crime scene. As it was the end of the month, she collected all the cash from the store, amounting to about 600,000 THB, and put it in a safety jacket in order to go to the next Kasikorn Bank and deposit it into the business account. When she arrived in front of the bank, 2 armed men jumped out in front of her. Both were aged about 25- 30. Threatening her, they forced her to take off her safety jacket containing the cash. Fortunately, one of the 7-11 workers saw what was going on and started throwing chairs at the 2 criminals. The 2 criminals then fired 2 shots into the air, resulting in everybody runnin. The 2 criminals then jumped onto their motorbike, an old, red Yamaha Mio, license no. 265 ( district could not be recalled ) , and shot the gun once more before speeding away with the cash.

Mrs. Sirilak further said that the depositing of the cash for the business was carried out the same way at the same time at the end of every month,. She therefore believed the criminals to be locals who must have known this, and about the safety jacket too. She further reported about a suspect, Mr. Angapong, a former worker in the business, who had been dismissed through the agreement of all the other co-workers, in the previous month.

The officials have checked surrounding CCTV cameras as well as cameras within the shops. Collecting data, it turned out that the 2 criminals had been sitting nearby the crime scene, waiting for Mrs. Sirilak for many hours. Before the incident, they walked in and out of the store multiple times, drank beer and ate rice while waiting. The police will be keeping track and will investigate former worker Mr.Angapong, to expand the investigation ..

In the follow up to the reported robbery of 2 criminals threatening Mrs. Sirilak Ratana (30), manageress of a 7-11 branch on 1212 Pattaya-Naklua Rd, between soi 18/1 and 18/2, Moo 5 Naklua Banglamung Chonburi and escaping 600,000 THB. Mrs. Sirilak was on the way to the Kasikorn bank nearby to deposit the cash from the store ( 600,000 THB , as usual at the end of a month. On the way to the bank, about 50 m from the 7-11 store 2 armed robbers threatened the 7-11 employees, took the 600,000 THB cash, fired the gun 3 times and took off on their motorbike. Mr. Santaan Tamongkhon (20) a worker at the 7-11 branch, saw the incident, and hurried to Mrs. Sirilak’s help, in which attempt he was slightly injured. The incident occurred at about 14.00 on the 31st January 2011.

At 17.30, on the same day, after the incident, Police General Nantawut Suwanlaorng and Police Lieutenant Srathep Dtuphanit, Police Station Pattaya, announced that they had sent investigation troops to check for images on the CCTV cameras surrounding the crime scene and in the stores. The police were able to catch an image of 1 of the 2 criminals, in the 7-11 store. The criminal is between 25-35 years old, average height, with a darker skin tone and an army hair-cut. The criminal was wearing a black T-shirt, with red screened English writing on the chest, a brown jacket and a pair of long jeans. He came into the store to buy beer but it was quite obvious from the CCTV recording that he was really looking at staff movements in the shop. He then crossed over the road, sat and ate with his companion, then crossed back over to the side of the 7-11 store, and sat and waited there for the time Mrs. Sirilak would head out for the bank with the cash to deposit. It was established that the criminals had known the movements of the 7-11 employees, and that Mrs. Sirilak would deposit the cash at the Kasikorn bank nearby, transporting it in a safety jacket. They threatened her with guns when she was on her way to the bank, took the safety jacket and its 600,000 THB cash with the, and escaped.

It was established that the criminal that walked into the 7-11 store, was the doer, and the other, the watcher, who had his motorbike started at the ready to escape, nearby. As Mrs. Sirilak was being threatened, Mr. Santaan, worker at the 7-11 branch, happened to see the crime, and hurried to assist Mrs. Sirilak, he was however elbowed in his stomach by 1 of the criminals, and was slighlty injured. The criminals then threatened to shoot both of them, which scared them until they no further resisted. After 1 of the criminals had obtained the safety jacket with the cash in it, he fired his gun 3 times into the sky, to scare the victims one more time before jumping onto the red Yamaha mio motorbike of his companion, and sped off in the direction of Naklua. In the previous report the license plate no was noted as 265, this is not clear anymore. At the crime scene many witnesses saw the criminals speed off and some tried chasing them, without any luck, as the criminals were speeding too fast trying to escape.

Police General Nantawun Suwanlaorng , after having been able to capture the image of one of the criminals, searched the criminal cases file in case the pictures matched, and also asked the media to publish the image of the criminal and ask for the cooperation of the citizens who may have seen or who may know the criminal. It is generally believed that the criminal is a local from Pattaya. Assistance of the tracing the criminal will be rewarded. The criminal that walked into the 7-11 store was not identified as the former suspect, an ex- 7-11 co worker. However, the police will be asking Mrs. Sirilak and the other employees of 7-11 again, to get a clearer image of the criminal and the situation, as the criminals were fully aware of staff movements in the store on depositing day, which should not be a matter of casual observation. The criminals are suspected of being friends of the workers if not ex-workers who know how payments and deposits are carried out at the end of the month in 7-11 stores. The officials expect to be able to catch the thieves within a short period of time.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Crime News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com

Vladio

Dmitriy