Store robbers wanted money for online games, drugs

Store robbers wanted money for online games, drugs

Crime Suppression Division police arrest Narenrit Baitoey, 23, wanted for the robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Nayok, at a house in Muang district of Pathum Thani on Thursday. Another accomplice surrendered to police and the third suspect remained at large.(Photo supplied)
Crime Suppression Division police arrest Narenrit Baitoey, 23, wanted for the robbery of a 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Nayok, at a house in Muang district of Pathum Thani on Thursday. Another accomplice surrendered to police and the third suspect remained at large.(Photo supplied)

Two of three men who held up a convenience store in Nakhon Nayok have been arrested and told police they wanted the money for online games and drugs.

Narenrit Baitoey, 23, of Phuket, was caught by a team of Crime Suppression Division police at a house in Pruksa Vill housing estate in Muang district of Pathum Thani on Thursday. Somchate Madee, 20, of Udon Thani, surrendered to police at Metropolitan Police Division 2.

The duo were wanted on arrest warrants issued by the Nakhon Nayok provincial court for robbery. 

Pol Col Man Menyaem, chief of the CSD sub-division 4 said the two suspects and an accomplice, identified only as Neng, had robbed a 7-Eleven store on the Nakhon Nayok-Nang Rong road in tambon Sarika of Muang district, Nakhon Nayok, in the early hour of Sept 28. 

They stole several thousand of baht and 20 TrueMoney cash cards, worth 20,000 baht in total, before fleeing on a car.

During interrogation the two suspects allegedly confessed to all charges and said they robbed the store to get money to buy online games items and finance their drug habit.

They were handed over to Muang police in Nakhon Nayok for legal action. Police were still looking for the third robber.


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