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Breaking News: Armed robbers make off with almost a million baht

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET: Employees of a company transferring over 900,000 baht in cash from a gas station in Phuket to a bank were robbed at gunpoint at about 11:30 this morning.

The two employees had taken the large sum of cash from the Shell gas station on Phra-Phuket-Keaw Road to the Tesco Lotus in Samkong. They had parked their vehicle at the Tesco Lotus when two men on a motorbike stopped next to them, said Phuket City Superintendent Wanchai Ekpornpit.

The person riding pillion on the motorbike pulled out a gun and demanded the money. Once they had the money, they fled by motorbike toward Big C.

Police are now searching for the suspects.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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