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Courteous thief apologises to Bangkok convenience store: Sorry I’ve a kid




PHOTO: Sanook

A young man armed with a knife allegedly robbed a convenience store in Ladprao district of Bangkok, stealing 1,800 baht. Before fleeing on a motorcycle, he apologised to the staff, saying “Sorry. I’ve a kid”.

It’s really hard to find a thief with good manners these days.

The female staff who was in the store when the man came in told the reporter that she saw the man in a cream shirt with short sleeves, walking in the store and carrying a bag. He suddenly pointed the knife to threaten the staff for money. The terrified staff walked to the cashier counter and gave him money.

After checking CCTV cameras, police say the thief is between 25-30 of his age, and was not wearing a face mask. He was seen parking his motorcycle in front of the store before entering. He appeared to be carrying what looked like a fruit packing knife. The police are now tracking him down.

SOURCE: Thai Visa | Sanook


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    brian mc

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:40 am

    what is wrong with the youth of today? staying at home while their parents go out to rob the convenience store, disgraceful.

    don’t parents teach their kids the art of shoplifting anymore? the worlds gone mad i tell you.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Yes he was not even wearing a mask! And apologizing . . .
    He has also revealed he has a kid. A clue there.
    Have the police spotted the important clue?
    No? Well it was the knife. Check the fruit packing places.

    Signed Sherlock

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    brian mc

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    did he leave his contact details at the door for track and trace?

    staff should have refused to be robbed by him for not wearing a face mask.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Yes and not even wearing a robber’s mask. What an amateur!

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    Perceville Smithers

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Desperation. Unless you’ve been in another’s situation you can’t say what you’d do.

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    Jowen Yu

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    He could’ve called the store first and tell them that he’s coming to rob the place with his kid so at least they got the heads up…

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    Sylvia SEver

    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I think this is a sad story and instead of critizing him we should offer him some money to feed his kid .. can you imagine how desperate he must be … have a heart … these are terrible times for many people … perhaps some of the food stores like
    Tops and Big C can offer these people food that is near it’s sell by date .. tehy could place bags at the exit door in the evenings … and even some of us could also add to those bags

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