Robber flees with B1.9m in gold necklaces

Robber flees with B1.9m in gold necklaces

A security camera recording shows the robber entering the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop in the Tesco Lotus department store in Nakhon Ratchasima's Non Thai district on Tuesday evening. He made off 1.9 million baht of gold necklaces. (Photo supplied)
A security camera recording shows the robber entering the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop in the Tesco Lotus department store in Nakhon Ratchasima's Non Thai district on Tuesday evening. He made off 1.9 million baht of gold necklaces. (Photo supplied)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Five police teams are hunting a masked armed robber who stole gold necklaces worth 1.9 million baht from a shop in the Tesco Lotus mall in Non Thai district on Tuesday evening.

Police said the robbery occurred about 7.12pm. A man with a hood and mask covering his face, wearing red trousers and a light-green jacket, held up the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop in the department store mall.

He threatened staff with a handgun and ordered them to crouch on the floor, climbed over the showcases and then grabbed gold necklaces and stuffed them into a cloth bag before leaving.

The robber fled on a motorcycle, heading in the direction of tambon Samrong of Non Thai district.

The thief made of with 119 gold necklaces, weighing 72 baht in total, worth about 1.9 million baht.

Pol Maj Gen Pornchai Nualchai, the provincial police chief, said five teams had been formed to hunt down the robber.

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