Police officers in the Tung Song district in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat are on the hunt for a pervert who robbed a local kratom shop and sexually assaulted its female owner by groping her private part before fleeing the scene.
The CCTV footage of the incident circulating on Thai social media shows a man wearing a jacket and motorcycle helmet parking his motorcycle, entering the shop, and suddenly threatening a teenage shop owner with a gun.
The suspect, who remains unnamed, stole all the cash from the shop before sexually assaulting the woman. He put his hand inside her pants before fleeing the scene.
The victim was later identified as 19 year old Ta. She informed the media that she and her mother rented a house on Tung Song-Kapong Road five months ago so she could run a kratom shop. She would sit and wait for customers during the day. If customers want to buy kratom at night they would have to call her or her mother first.
Ta explained that the incident happened at 9pm on Saturday, March 4. The man asked to buy kratom juice but suddenly threatened her with a gun and stole all of the money. Ta said…
“I was shocked and did not know what to do. He took money from a small basket and a purse that I hung inside the shop. I already filed a complaint at Kapong Police Station.”
The incident sparked a wave of outrage among Thai netizens, with many expressing concern for the victim’s well-being and calling for justice. However, some individuals posted negative comments and made fun of the sexual assault. Many urged those netizens to delete their comments saying this incident could develop into more violent actions like rape, murder, or other sadistic acts.
The case also raised questions about the suspect’s identity, as some have noted that he was wearing a jacket that bears a striking resemblance to those worn by the Royal Thai Army.
Officers from Kapong Police Station are currently investigating the case and vow to bring the perpetrator to justice.
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