Pattaya Daily News

01 August 2014 :: 09:08:48 am 90509

Police Hunt For ATM Thieves

A Police commander has summoned a special team to investigate and hunt for a gang of robbers who stole 6 million baht as it was being placed into an ATM machine in Chonburi.
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CHONBURI – July 31, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; The thief had robbed about 5 million baht from a money van of SAMCO (Siam Administrative Management) Ltd as the employees were inserting money into an ATM at Lotus Express in Chonburi. Plus one of the robbers had pretended to be a lottery seller who gave the robbers a sign before they committed the theft.

 

Latest Pol.Maj.Gen.Thanet Pinmuangngam-commander of Chonburi- said that he had inspected the scene with Pol.Maj.Gen.Chettha Komolwattana and he had ordered the police officers to collect the CCTV footage in to hunt the robbers. They found out that the robbers had headed towards Sri Racha district (district nearby Pattaya) after committing the crime. It’s expected that the robbery had been planned about 2 weeks before.

 

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Upon questioning the witnesses they had seen a strange lottery seller who had starting selling 2 weeks before the incident. In addition the officers found that the car which had been used in the robbery was the car of a mafia member in Pan Thong district, Chonburi and the police were hunting the car owner. Also the robbers had taken 6.2 million baht.

 

Pol.Lt.Gen.Chaiyong Kittikajorn-assistant of commissioner general of Royal Thai police office-had summoned a special team to investigate the thieves identities and the path that they used to escape. Plus the commander had ordered to intensity patrols around the Cambodia border because they expected that the robbers will flee in that direction.

Category : Crime News

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