Japanese man arrested for B2m gold theft

Japanese man arrested for B2m gold theft

Shori Yamashita, 32, rushes out of The Old Siam Plaza in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, after allegedly snatching gold bars worth about 2 million baht from a potential seller on Monday afternoon. (CCTV photo supplied)
Shori Yamashita, 32, rushes out of The Old Siam Plaza in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, after allegedly snatching gold bars worth about 2 million baht from a potential seller on Monday afternoon. (CCTV photo supplied)

Police arrested a Japanese man for allegedly stealing gold bullion worth about 2 million baht early Tuesday.

Police said Shori Yamashita, 32, was arrested on the roadside of Siripong Road in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, at 12.45am.

Police then searched the suspect's room in a condominium on Sukhumvit 61 Road and found five bullion weighing five, 10 and 20 baht-weight worth altogether about 2 million baht.

According to investigators, the suspect snatched the bullion from a seller, after claiming to purchase them from the latter.

The crime happened at Thong Suay gold shop in The Old Siam Plaza in Phra Nakhon on Monday afternoon.

Both met at the gold shop to seek gold certificates.



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