If you have any information about thes men in these photos released yesterday, call the police. They are suspected of being involving in the CentralWorld fire and a reward may be waiting for you if they are arrested.
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Photos released by police yesterday of eight men suspected to be involved in the torching of CentralWorld on May 19, 2010. The two main suspects are at the bottom right. (Photos suppled by Metropolitan Police Bureau)
Police reveal suspected arsonists
The Metropolitan Police Bureau on Wednesday released photographs of two men suspected of setting fire to the CentralWorld department store on May 19, 2010, and have obtained pictures of six others they believe were involved in the destruction that day.
The pictures were shown to the press by Kamronwit Thoopkrachang, the metropolitan police chief, after a meeting with his deputy Pol Maj Gen Anuchai Lekbamrung and the team of police investigators.
Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said the team of investigators, only set up on April 10, had made "much progress" by picking out photos of two men from a variety of video and still pictures of people taken on the day that CentralWorld was torched.
Police said one of the photos shows a man breaking a glass door, while another captured the image of a man who also was at the scene. The pictures match descriptions of men for whom the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) obtained Criminal Court arrest warrants on Aug 18, 2010.
The warrants do not name the suspects. Police said on Wednesday they were working from descriptions until the photos came into their possession within the last six weeks.
Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said whoever has information on the two chief suspects from the photos should call the Metropolitan Police investigation centre at 02-354-8226. A reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest, he said.
As for the other six men in the photo collection, he urged them to report to police for questioning as suspects in the 2010 arson.
If they fail to report and more evidence is found later, the DSI would be asked to seek an arrest warrant.
The metropolitan police chief said about 20 other people were also believed to be involved and the investigators were in the process of gathering evidence to summon them for questioning.
release – to make known to the public เปิดเผย, ให้ข่าว, ปล่อยข่าว
suspect – to believe that something is true, especially something bad สงสัย
involved – taking part or having a role in something เกี่ยวข้อง
torch – to deliberately set on fire วางเพลิง
reveal – to let something become known เปิดเผย
arsonist – a person who commits the crime of deliberately and illegally setting something on fire ผู้ที่ลอบวางเพลิง
metropolitan police – the police in responsible for a city ตำรวจนครบาล
obtain – to get something that you want or need, especially by going through a process that is difficult ได้มา, ได้รับ
destruction – when something is destroyed การทำลาย, ภาวะที่ถูกทำลาย
the press – the media สื่อมวลชน
deputy – a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation รอง
investigator – someone whose job is to officially find out the facts about something – ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
set up – to create something or start it ตั้งขึ้น
progress – the process of developing or of getting nearer to achieving or completing something ความคืบหน้า
variety – many different types of things or people ความหลากหลาย
still – not moving นิ่ง
image – a photograph, painting, or other work of art that represents a person or thing รูปภาพ
scene – site; a place where something happens or happened สถานที่เกิดเหตุ
(DSI) Department of Special Investigation – a police department investigating serious crimes involving influential people, organised crime, or crimes using highly sophisticated technology กรมสอบสวนคดีพิเศษ
Criminal Court – a court which hears criminal cases, i.e., cases where people are accused of breaking a law and where punishment involves going to jail. ศาลอาญา
arrest warrant – a document signed by a judge allowing police to arrest someone หมายจับ
possession – having or owning something การครอบครอง
reward – money that someone receives for finding and returning something or for helping the police รางวัล
urge – to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take ผลักดัน, กระตุ้น
arson – the illegal use of fire to destroy a house, building, or property; an arsonist is a person who commits arson การลอบวางเพลิง
evidence – facts statements or objects that help to prove whether or not someone has committed a crime หลักฐาน
gather – to search for and find things that you need or want รวบรวม
summon – to officially order someone to come to a place เรียกตัว
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