Ex-employee caught for robbing 7-Eleven
published : 2 Jul 2019 at 19:11
writer: Prasit Tangprasert
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A lone robber who made off with about 2.3 million baht from a 7-Eleven store in Muang district turned out to be a former employee of the store who was fired last year for alleged cheat.
Ms Rotjana Chongklang, 25, of the province’s Nong Sung district, was apprehended at her house in tambon Dan Khla of the district, Pol Maj Gen Thakoon Nattheesri, deputy commander of the Provincial Police Region 3, said on Tuesday evening.
The arrest came after a robber, initially reported to be a man, robbed a 7-Eleven branch in Ban Pho community at about 2.30am on Monday. Store staff said the robber, wearing a full-face helmet, threatened them with a long knife and then took all the cash in the store’s safe,
Police began the investigation and examined surveillance camera footage that led to the arrest of Ms Rotjana, said Pol Maj Gen Thakoon.
According to a police investigation, the suspect used to work at the store but was fired last year for alleged cheating. She admitted to robbing the store and claimed unemployment and huge debts forced her to do it. Besides, she had a one-year-old child to take care, but could not find money to feed him.
The suspect insisted she had acted alone. After the robbery, she fled and threw away the helmet and clothes on the way. She hid stolen cash in a septic tank behind her house and used some of the money.
The investigation would be extended to find whether there were other people involved, said police.
Police investigators announce the arrest of a former female employee of a 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Ratchasima for carrying out the robbery at the store. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)