Bank robber nets B160k

Bank robber nets B160k

PHUKET: A man armed with a revolver held up a Bangkok Bank branch at the Tesco Lotus department store in the Rawai area of Muang district yesterday and fled with 160,000 baht.

The robber struck about 12.55pm, Pol Lt Col Techin Deethong-on, a duty officer at Chalong, said.

Witnesses told police that a Thai man wearing a black cap, grey T-shirt and shorts threatened bank tellers with a revolver, demanding they hand over cash.

He left with 160,000 baht in total. The robber escaped on a red Honda Wave motorcycle along Wiset Road before turning left into Soi Suksan 1. The licence plate was covered with a plastic bag.

Pol Maj Gen Sermpan Sirikong, the Phuket police chief, later arrived at the bank to examine the scene. He ordered forensic investigators to scour the scene for fingerprints and other evidence that might help identify the robber.

Police are currently examining surveillance camera recordings, said Pol Maj Gen Sermpan.


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