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Gold thief runs out of gas

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PHUKET - A robber who broke into a gold shop in Kathu district on Sunday left empty-handed after the welding equipment he used to try and burn a hole through the safe ran out of gas. 

Shop owner Nuchapa Ketdarat, 49, found her shop had been broken into, although the safe was intact. The robber left behind a welding machine and two empty gas cylinders.

Police said the thief used the torch to cut through the wrought iron protecting the safe.

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