Teenage gang leader arrested after samurai sword robbing spree

Image courtesy of Khaosod

Chaing Mai authorities apprehended an 18 year old gang leader following a robbery spree, his latest venture involved threatening and attacking local skateboarders with a samurai sword, before speeding off on a motorcycle driven by his assailants.

Police Lieutenant and Deputy Investigation Chief of Mueng Chiang Mai Police Station Worawan Kanwana, along with investigation officers, yesterday arrested an 18 year old man nicknamed Bung Peach (pseudonym), along with two accomplices 17 year old Black, and a 14 year old Dao.

They were found in possession of a samurai sword, motorcycles used in the crimes, and fruit juices and cigarettes robbed from victims.

The incident began on May 11 when 20 year old Kangchit, and his 20 year old friend Thakdanai were skateboarding at Prasertsaran Land in Chiang Mai. The teenage gang led by Bung Peach rode up on motorcycles, pulled out a samurai sword, robbed the two young men and assaulted them.

Kangchit was left injured, receiving nine stitches to his forehead, after throwing a piece of wood at Bung Peach in self-defence, who then attacked him and his friend with the sword before fleeing.

Police investigations revealed the gang continued their rampage, assaulting innocent people and snatching gold necklaces in the Hang Dong and San Pa districts of Chiang Mai as well as the Chang Phueak police precinct area, leaving many victims robbed of belongings.

After victims filed reports, the police tracked down the suspects by reviewing CCTV footage which matched the appearance of Bung Peach and his accomplices, eventually making the arrests.

During questioning, Bung Peach confessed to the crime spree across Chiang Mai. Police took him to re-enact the crimes at various locations before formally pressing charges according to the law, reported Khaosod.

In related news, the Thai authorities apprehended a former massage parlour cashier at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in connection to grand theft, with the heist totalling over 40 million baht.

A 22 year old transgender woman was wanted for the alleged theft of valuables from a wealthy Phetcha Buri businesswoman’s home.

Chiang Mai NewsCrime News

Ryan Turner

Ryan is a journalism student from Mahidol University with a passion for history, writing and delivering news content with a rich storytelling narrative.

Related Articles