Retired police officer allegedly steals gold necklaces valued at 2 million baht

A retired police officer allegedly robbed a gold shop at a shopping centre in northern province Lamphun, taking off necklaces valued at more than 2 million baht. Officers say the suspect is the station’s former deputy inspector.

CCTV footage from the Yaowarat gold shop in Lamphun shows a man wearing a food delivery uniform and helmet using a gun to threaten the gold shop staff. He then put gold necklaces into a bag before fleeing on a white Honda PCX motorbike. Police released the footage and asked residents to contact the police if they recognised the man in the video.

Police say arrested the 61 year old former officer as he was on a bus fleeing the area. Officers say they need to search his home and seize the gold. The suspect will be questioned, but police believe he needed money to pay a debt. Reports say the man’s description matched suspects in other robbery cases. Police are still investigating to determine if more charges should be filed.

SOURCE: Khaosod | Channel 7

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.