A man went on an ATM robbery spree after he tried to break into 3 ATMs in one night, though he didn’t get any money from the crime. The man committed the crime in the early morning of 9 October 2019 and was arrested the next day on 10 October 2019. The Sam Dam Police in Bangkok arrested Prakit 36 years old under an arrest warrant issued by the Thonburi Criminal Court no.530/2562 issued on the same day of the arrest.
He used a white Yamaha motorbike with no license plate to help commit the crimes. Police received information about a man riding his bike attempting to break into ATMs in the area. He used a metal pole as the equipment and tried to tear the ATMs open, but turns out it wasn’t as easy as he thought. Prakit made 0 THB after all he did to commit the crime.
The first ATM Prakit tried to break into belonged to Kasikorn Bank, the second ATM belonged to Thanachart Bank, and the last ATM also belonged to Kasikorn Bank. The first 2 ATMs were located in the area of the Bangbon Police Station while the last ATM was located in the area of Samdam Police Station.
Police from both police stations worked together and went to inspect the ATMs. They reviewed all the security footage until they discovered his route home. When officials were sure Prakit was the man that they were looking for the police requested an arrest warrant from the court. They then arrested him and found the motorbike used as the vehicle in the robbery captured by the security footage.
Prakit stated admitted to attempting to break into the ATMs. He stated that after drinking 6 to 7 bottles of beer adding to the fact that he had just taken an insulin shot for his diabetes made him go crazy losing all sense of right and wrong. His sugar level was over 400 so he needed to take the shot right away when he was drinking. After the combination of beer and insulin, Prakit grabbed a metal pole and drove his motorbike to the ATMs.
He insists that he went crazy and lost all consciousness because he wore his pants inside out to commit the crime. The police have contacted both bank owners of the ATMs and Prakit will be prosecuted accordingly.