Mobile phone shop robbery in Rassada

70 Mobile phones and 7,000 Baht in cash were robbed from a mobile phone shop named No.1 in Rassada. The robber also took away the CCTV camera in the shop and covered the one outside the shop. However, the robber dropped a knitted hat at the scene.

This morning (April 10), Muang Phuket Police received a report about the robbery.

The shop is located in an alley in Rassada (east of Phuket Town). The owner of the shop, a 36 year old Chinese woman, Zhou Yan, was standing inside the shop still in shock over the incident. Police found that a tile on the roof had been opened and part of the the ceiling collapsed on the floor.

The 70 phones stolen were both brand new and second hand phones that people had traded in or sold to the shop. The thief also took away 7,000 Baht in cash with some coins along with the CCTV camera recorder. The 2 CCTV cameras inside the shop were twisted to face the ceiling while one of the CCTV camera outside the shop was covered with a carpet and another one was twisted around facing away from the shop. However, police found a knitted hat dropped on the ground. The forensic police have already gathered the fingerprints and other evidences of the robber.

The owner of the shop said that she closed the shop at about 8.30 pm. Normally, she would close the door of the shop tightly and go back to her house in Samkong. She received a phone call from the maid who usually opens the shop in the morning about the robbery.

The owner says that there were about 40 brand new phones from many brands including Vivo, Oppo, Huawei and Samsung which cost from 4,000 – 12,000 Baht each while there were about 30 second-hand phones stolen as well as her cash.

Police believe that the robbery was well planned the thief knew the closing time of the shop. They are checking the CCTV cameras in the nearby area for additional clues about The Man Without The Knitted Hat.

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