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Robber snatches almost Bt1 million in necklaces from Koh Samui gold shop

By THE NATION

 

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An unarmed thief darted into a gold shop at Tesco Lotus in Koh Samui, grabbed 19 necklaces worth nearly Bt1 million from a display rack and swiftly disappeared through the department store’s rear exit. There was no report of any injuries.

 

 

Koh Samui’s Bo Phut police were alerted to the robbery at the Yaowarat Krungthep gold shop at precisely 11.34am on Tuesday and rushed to the scene.

 

The shop owner reportedly told them the thief – a man aged 35-40 years, tall and thin built, wearing black jeans, a blue jacket, a black and white cap and a face mask – stole the gold necklaces which weighed about 38 baht and cost almost Bt1 million.

 

There were only two of the shop’s staff and no customers in the store at the time of the robbery. The owner added that the thief did not brandish any weapon or talk to anyone.

 

CCTV footage showed that after leaving the mall, the robber jumped on a black Honda PCX motorcycle and sped away using a shortcut leading to Samui International Airport.

 

Police are now tracking the man and have set up roadblocks at possible escape routes.

 

Officers also said the suspect had dropped a bag containing an asthma inhaler while he ran away, so they speculated he might have asthma.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30402175

 

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33 minutes ago, webfact said:

Officers also said the suspect had dropped a bag containing an asthma inhaler while he ran away, so they speculated he might have asthma.

Maybe he was just inhaling for a friend?

Even so, the thief probably isn't breathing too easy right now, while the heat is on.

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Koh Samui gold shop robber in custody in hours after he drops his bag containing ID

 

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Police on Koh Samui were helped after a lone gold shop robber dropped his bag.

 

It contained his medications and all his ID.

 

Earlier Jomyut Srisuwan, 38, had been caught on CCTV loitering near the Yaowarat gold shop at Tesco Lotus. 

 

He then vaulted the counter and stole around one million baht in gold jewelry before fleeing on a motorcycle.

 

But the dropped bag soon helped the police trace him and he was apprehended at a beach on the holiday island. 

 

MCOT reported that the thief is from Songkhla in the far south and was a former staffer at a hotel on Samui who had lost his job due to the pandemic. 

 

They showed him being arrested after a chase and being subsequently taken on a reenactment of the crime. 

 

Source: Manager

 

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9 minutes ago, webfact said:

and being subsequently taken on a reenactment of the crime

would love to see the part of the re-enactment where he drops the bag

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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

Police on Koh Samui were helped after a lone gold shop robber dropped his bag

I take he only had one bag he dropped and not more?

'dropped his bags' would put an entirely different slant on this.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

and was a former staffer at a hotel on Samui who had lost his job due to the pandemic. 

 

It's no excuse at all but I imagine many who have lost their hospitality jobs are really struggling financially at present. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

 

 

Officers also said the suspect had dropped a bag containing an asthma inhaler while he ran away, so they speculated he might have asthma.

 

Not the brightest tealeaf is he .. and only recently there was another similar robbery where the goon dropped the gold whilst doing a runner .. talk about you couldn't make it up .. 

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1 minute ago, Justgrazing said:

 

Not the brightest tealeaf is he .. and only recently there was another similar robbery where the goon dropped the gold whilst doing a runner .. talk about you couldn't make it up .. 

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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7 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Maybe he was just inhaling for a friend?

Even so, the thief probably isn't breathing too easy right now, while the heat is on.

Lucky it wasn't an E-cigarette he'd be in real trouble.

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