Pattaya Daily News

21 August 2010 :: 14:08:11 pm 36016

Peruvian Gang Detained for Bangkok Bank ATM Crime

Peruvian gang is detained whilst waiting for results of DNA samples to confirm their guilt in the Bangkok Bank ATM crime.
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Pattaya, 21st August 2010 [Pattaya Daily News] At approximately 6.00 pm, on Friday, the 20th August, Police Colonel Nunthawut Suwanla-ong (Pattaya Police Superintendent) along with the deputy superintendents and the Chon Buri Science Division Officer participated in taking DNA samples from four Peruvian nationals, Mr. Elmer Eduardo Nunez Correa [37], Mr. Baldomero Freddy Suarez Nunez [57], Mr. Cesar Torres Tapia [28] and Mr. Felix Antonio Jimmenez Suarez [32] who are believed to have been involved in an attempted robbery of a Bangkok Bank ATM in Pattaya on Tuesday morning.

 

The offenders, who gained access to the ATM’s rear by braking into a neighbouring shop, fled the scene empty handed after an alarm was triggered while they were attempting to use welding equipment to gain access to the cash storage compartments.

Officers from Chonburi used equipment to swab the mouths of the suspects in order to collect tissues samples for DNA evidence and fingerprints for the criminal records.

The Pattaya Superintendent stated that apprehension of the four suspects were carried out according to evidence gathered which included witnesses, CCTV records and an expanse of equipment left by the robbers at the scene. Investigating officers identified the origins of the tools in order to collect evidence, where the owner of the store informed the authorities that the men had been accompanied by a local motorbike taxi driver at the time of making their purchases.

 

A search of the alleged offenders apartment turned up evidence such as a pair of gloves matching those left at the scene, a number of metal implements believed to have been used in the attempted robbery and a silver Toyota Vios.

The suspects have denied all allegations through their lawyer and maintain that they were here only to tour Thailand and have no knowledge of any crimes committed.

The Pattaya Superintendent added that the suspects have the right to a lawyer and all necessary requirements including meetings with relatives while police continue with further investigations and collection of evidence for presentation to the courts.

The suspects have served their 48 hour restraint according to law and will attend court for the next step of their detention.

Reporter : Kong Siptis   Photo : Kong Siptis   Category : Crime News

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