Armed man robs gold shop in Pattani, southern Thailand – VIDEO

CCTV footages shows the thief dressed in black holding a gun as he snatches gold necklaces from a displace case. Credit: Pattini police via Bangkok Post

An armed man has robbed a gold shop in a Big C supermarket in Pattani province, southern Thailand. Police say the thief stole a total of nine necklaces worth 15 baht weight in gold (a ‘baht’ in gold is about 15 grams).

According to CTV footage, the robber walked by the Yang Hub Teng gold and jewellery shop in the Big C superstore in tambon Rusa Milae numerous times before entering the shop and threatening the female saleswoman with what appeared to be a 9mm handgun. He then snatched gold necklaces from the glass display case and fled the building, escaping on a green Honda Wave motorbike toward Pattani’s city centre.

The gold shops at the entrances to these community shopping centres are frequent targets for snatch and grab robberies, occasionally fatal.

CCTV footage shows the man, who appeared to be 25 – 35 years old and roughly 170 centimetres tall. He was wearing a black shirt, black trousers, a wide-brimmed hat and a face mask. The police are currently searching for him.

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This is at least the second gold heist to have been reported in Thailand over the past month. A previous gold heist took place earlier this month in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand, where a robber stole more 4 million baht worth of gold. He was later caught in a hotel in Pattaya. Both robberies took place in a supermarket, the first was in Lotus’s, the second was in Big C.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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