There was a gold shop robbery on Loy Krathong day, the thief managed to get away with over 1 Million THB worth of gold in 30 seconds.
The Udonthani Police were notified of a robbery on 11 November 2019. The robbery took place in a gold shop inside a local Tesco lotus.
The police went to the gold shop right away and found Nisara 33 years old who is the manager, Petch 33 years old, and Siriporn 37 years old.
All of the gold shop employees were still in shock standing inside the store waiting for the officers to arrive. The police are currently investigating by tracking down the thief from routes he may have taken on the escape after committing the robbery.
The employees stated to the police that normally they close at around 20.30. They were preparing to close down for the day and were all standing behind the counter.
This was when a man around 35-40 years old walked in. He was about 170-175 centimeters tall and a little chubby. He was wearing a black Polo shirt with white stripes, black shorts, black sneakers, a brown hat, a sanitary face mask, and a cooking apron.
He walked in from the right side of the shop passing by other gold shops. He stopped in front of the shop before throwing a large rock into one of the gold cabinets on the wall.
The glass broke and the man jumped across the counter. He grabbed some gold chains and put them into his front pocket on the apron. Out of hurry, there were some gold chains scattered on the floor.
The thief managed to get away with a 5 baht gold chain, 10 of 3 baht gold chains, 20 of 1 baht gold chains. Together he stole 55 baht of gold worth about 1.1 Million THB. He jumped over the counter to leave. One of the employees pressed the emergency button after the thief left as she was shocked and didn’t know what to do at the time of the robbery.
The security guard stated that he heard the sound of glass breaking so he ran to the gold shop. He was afraid to go inside as the thief might have had a weapon.
When the thief ran out of the shop he followed and yelled for a good citizen to run after the thief. When he ran to the corner of the building he saw the thief jump onto a motorbike with a driver that was waiting for him.
The security guard couldn’t remember what type of motorbike it was and he could see the license plate as it was dark outside.