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It didn't take long for criminals to find a use for the Guy Fawkes white masks worn by the anti-government 'V for Thailand' group. 

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Video footage from a security camera at a 7-Eleven posted on YouTube by Matichon TV here shows one of the two men wearing Guy Fawkes masks who robbed a convenience store. The "V for Thailand" group has claimed the "Thaksin regime" was behind the robbery.

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White-masked robbers

It didn't take long for criminals to find a use for the Guy Fawkes white masks worn by the anti-government 'V for Thailand' group.

The idea might be that with so many people wearing them, it makes it more difficult for police to make an identification.

Thus, two men wearing Guy Fawkes masks stole 1,600 baht in cash and two bottles of liquor worth 2800 baht from a convenience store in Don Muang district on Monday.

The 7-Eleven store’s cashier told Don Muang police the robbers wore black and were both armed.

The robbery took no more than 40 seconds, she said. They fled on a motorbike.

The 'V for Thailand' group was not amused, saying the robbery was an attempt to discredit their movement.

The group posted a message on its ''V for Thailand'' Facebook page, saying the Thaksin regime and corrupt politicians, worried about the growing popularity of the white-mask movement, had engineered the robbery.

The ''V for Thailand'' Facebook page said "evil tricks" such as these were widely known to have been used by the red shirts and servants of dishonest politicians.

Adapted from Bangkok Post stories.

footage – film or video of a particular subject or event ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ
security camera – a camera that is put in a place to constantly record what happens there  กล้องวงจรปิดเพื่อรักษาการความปลอดภัย
convenience store – a shop/store that sells food, newspapers, etc. and often stays open 24 hours a day  ร้านสะดวกซื้อ
mask – something that you wear to cover part or all of your face in order to hide who you are or for decoration หน้ากาก, เครื่องปิดหน้า
claim – to say that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it อ้าง
regime – a government that controls a country, often in a strict or unfair way รัฐบาล
criminal – someone who has committed a crime, i.e., someone who has carried out an illegal activity or action ผู้ที่ทำผิดกฎหมาย
Guy Fawkes – a member of a group of English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 which was an attempt to kill King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The Guy Fawkes mask has been adopted by protest groups around the world.
identification – the process of finding out what or who someone is  การชี้ตัว การหาตัวผู้กระทำผิด
liquor – strong alcoholic drink  สุราที่ได้จากการกลั่น
cashier – a person whose job is to receive and pay out money in a bank, shop/store, hotel, etc. พนักงานรับจ่ายเงิน
armed – carrying a weapon  ติดอาวุธ
flee (past form: fled) – to leave a place or person quickly because you are afraid of possible danger หนี อพยพ
amused – thinking that somebody/something is funny, so that you smile or laugh ซึ่งมีอารมณ์ขบขัน
discredit – to cause people to stop respecting someone or believing in an idea or person ทำให้สูญเสียความเชื่อถือ,ทำให้เสื่อมเสียชื่อเสียง
movement – a group of people who share the same aim and work together to achieve it การเคลื่อนไหวเพื่อวัตถุประสงค์ทางการเมือง
popularity – a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people ความเป็นที่นิยม, ความเป็นที่ชื่นชอบ
engineer – to arrange for something to happen, especially in a useful and skilful way วางแผน
evil – very bad or cruel ชั่วร้าย
trick – something that you do to make somebody believe something which is not true   การหลอกลวง, การเล่นกล
servant – a person who works in another person's house, and cooks, cleans, etc. for them; an assistant who works for an important person or group, obeying orders without thinking คนรับใช้
dishonest – not honest; intending to trick people ไม่ซื่อสัตย์

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