Police hunt Buri Ram gold shop robbers

Police hunt Buri Ram gold shop robbers

About B2 million worth of necklaces, rings and bracelets stolen

Forensic officers collect fingerprints and other evidence at a gold shop inside a department store in Muang district of Buri Ram on Saturday. (Photo by Surachai Piragsa)
Forensic officers collect fingerprints and other evidence at a gold shop inside a department store in Muang district of Buri Ram on Saturday. (Photo by Surachai Piragsa)

BURI RAM: Police are hunting for the robbers who made off with gold ornaments worth about 2 million baht from a shop in Muang district of Buri Ram in the early hours of Saturday.

Pol Col Torsak Sriserm, chief of Muang district police, led investigators and forensic officers to inspect the gold shop inside a department store. An unknown number of intruders had forced open the door to a room where a safe containing gold items was kept. There was a trace of a saw being used to cut a key on the safe.

Police initially believed the robbery might be an inside job as only a few people at the shop knew the code to the safe.

Necklaces, rings and bracelets, totalling about 100 baht weight of gold and worth about 2 million baht in all, were stolen.

Officers who examined security camera video said it showed a man wearing a cap entering the department store at 3.23am on Saturday and began ransacking various places. Forensic officers have collected fingerprints at those places and in the gold shop.


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