B20m in gold stolen from shop

UBON RATCHATHANI ― A woman has accused her ex-husband of stealing about 1,000-baht-weight of gold jewellery worth 20 million baht from her gold shop, Matichon reported on Tuesday.

Jidanan Amornkul, 41, the owner of a Yaowarat gold shop on Sathon Mark in Warin Chamrap district, complained to police that the gold was in the safe when she closed her shop on Monday evening.

When she opened the shop on Tuesday morning she found all of the gold was missing from the safe, according to the Matichon report.

The thief apparently had keys to enter the house and open the safe, police said. They found no evidence of a break in.

The perpetrator also deleted all the security camera footage from the shop’s computer before fleeing, Pol Maj Wanchai Chairak, duty officer of Warin Chamrap police station, said.  

Ms Jidanan said she suspected her ex-husband Wasan Piriyakijpaiboon of the theft.

She said he is the only other person who has keys to the shop and knows the combination to open the safe.

The thief stole only the gold belonging to the shop, and did not take any items pawned by customers, Pol Maj Wanchai said.

Ms Jidanan separated from her husband three months ago after she discovered he had an affair with another woman.

She said Mr Wasan would previously open the shop every day, but she told him to keep away from the business after they broke up.

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