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Staff at the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in Prawet district of southeastern Bangkok got a surprise this week when a lone armed robber came in off the street, out of the torrential rain, and stole 106,000 baht.

Brandishing a pistol, the man, caught on security cameras, wore a sky blue cap, a facemask, black shirt, jeans and trainers. He went up to the first counter and told the clerk to get on the floor.

He then helped himself to 106,000 baht before disappearing on a black Honda Click motorcycle with the registration SCV 683 .

Police were notified of the incident at about 3pm on Monday. They believe the culprit is a Thai man about 30 years old. It is presumed that with the proceeds of his crime the suspect will be able to upgrade to at least a Honda Scoopy.

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SOURCES: thaivisa | Daily News | engnews.com

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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