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"Shameless" 'trophy hunting' robbers preying on students outside well known school in Samut Prakan


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Daily News Thai Caption: Student robbed

 

Daily News reported on many cases of robbery of students outside Suan Kularp school in Samut Prakan by two knife wielding men on a motorcycle.

 

The media called them "shameless".

 

A student named only as "A" spoke to the media after the thefts at the school on the old Sukhumvit Road in Bang Poo.

 

The student said the area around the school was dangerous for students after almost daily robberies. 

 

Parents have filed complaints with the police but the thieves are acting with impunity.

 

In a latest attack on Friday as the student was going home, he said that two men on a motorcycle approached him to ask what school he was from.

 

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They tried to grab his bag after inquiring as to its contents before producing a knife and threatening him.

 

He let it go; inside was just a jacket. The thieves said that would be okay and sped off. The student was able to film some of the encounter.

 

Three more students have been targeted according to "A" one a M5 student on the same day who had a wristband stolen.

 

They tried to steal the shirt off his back too but when he claimed that his home was opposite the school and he would scream for his folks they gave up and fled. 

 

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"B", "A's" father aged 55, saw about the thefts on a LINE group for parents and never thought his own son would be targeted.

 

Bang Poo police told him they were on the case. 

 

ASEAN NOW notes that this case appears to be one of several recently in which student property with school insignia is stolen by rival gangs as some sort of trophy. 

 

The fact that the boy in this case was not relieved of his phone suggests this also.  

 

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I presume that the filmed motorcycle has a number. And if it didn't it was stopped by the police for not displaying it (joking). But it's good to know that the police are 'on to it'. Doing what, exactly. Did the father ask? Did Daily News think of asking as they prepared the article, or is asking questions too hard and against Thai culture? I used to work with Thai journalists and I don't think I ever heard one ask a question. It always had to be me that did.

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

Bang Poo police told him they were on the case. 

But evidently one step behind.

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

Parents have filed complaints with the police but the thieves are acting with impunity

In the real world the cops would stake out the school or at least park outside the school in a marked car to deter this. most of the cops here seem to be in inactive posts.

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