KOH KAEW: A bandit toting a shotgun made off with about 4,900 baht in a robbery on a 7-Eleven in Koh Kaew at about 4 am yesterday.
Staff at the mini-mart, located on Thepkrasattri Rd just north of Boat Lagoon, told police that the robber was tall with light-colored skin and was wearing a black jacket and motorcycle helmet. Approaching the checkout counter, the man drew a short-barrel shotgun from his belt and ordered the two cashiers on duty to hand over all the money in the till. After they did, he ran outside to a parked motorbike and made his escape.
Police have few leads to use in tracking down the culprit.
Sub-Lt Thada Sodarak of the Phuket City Police Station told the Gazette, “The gun used in the robbery may have been a replica, as one of the cashiers told me that it didn’t look real. Neither of the two salesclerks could remember the make or registration of the getaway motorbike.”
This is the third time that the shop has fallen prey to armed robbers, Lt Thada added.
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