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Exchange firm robbed of 1 million baht

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PHUKET TOWN: Two armed men stole a million baht from a currency exchange in Phuket Town yesterday. Pol Maj Sanya Thongsawas of Phuket Town Police Station told the Gazette that Parinya Sangrangchujit, 45, manager of the exchange operation, was counting money he had just withdrawn from a bank in Phuket Town, when two neatly dressed men rang the bell. The center’s other employees were out at lunch so Parinya examined them carefully via a security camera. Deciding that they looked legitimate, he let them in and continued to count the money. The two men asked Parinya for the dollar-baht rate, then suddenly one of them pulled out a pistol and told Parinya, “This is a robbery.” The other man, armed with a knife, secured Parinya’s hands behind his back with plastic tape and demanded to know where the key to the safe was. Parinya told the men that the key was in his pocket. The robbers took cash in baht and dollars worth about 900,000 baht from the safe, and a further 100,000 baht that was on the table. After the thieves departed, Parinya untied himself and called the police. “There is no progress on the case yet. We know from Parinya that one man was about 170 centimeters tall and had a Central Thai accent. The other was 163–165 centimeters tall. Both had dark complexions and shoulder-length hair, and were dressed in white, like tour guides,” Maj Sanya said. While the police continue to search for the two men, the legitimacy of the exchange business itself is under scrutiny. Pol Col Chalit Tintanee, superintendent of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that “responsibility actually belongs to the Bank of Thailand, and we will have to work with them on that aspect of the case. “I believe the robbers must have had help from the inside as they seemed to know what Parinya would do that day,” he added. “We will try to catch them soon.”



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UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill

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A water truck driver has presented himself to Karon Police after yesterday’s road accident on Kata Hill that killed a female motorcycle rider.

She died after skidding on oil spilled on the road, falling off the motorbike and being crushed by a water truck in Kata last night. Two others motorists following being also crashed and sustained injuries.

Read more about yesterday’s incident HERE.

This morning the water truck driver, Apichart Sripan, has himself to Karon Police for questioning over the incident.

Karon Police report that a drug and alcohol test has been conducted returning a zero result. But he has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and death.

In our earlier report, police say witnesses report the truck stopped 100 metres down the road. They say the driver got out of the truck to inspect the wheels. Witnesses tried to take photo of him but he got back into his truck and sped away.

UPDATE: Water truck driver presents himself to police after motorcycle death on Kata hill | News by The Thaiger

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68 Ridley’s sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga beach – VIDEO

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand

68 Ridley’s baby sea turtles have hatched on Tha Sai Beach in Thai Muang, Phang Nga and made their way to the sea last night.

Ridley’s sea turtles, a protected species in Thailand, have returned recently to Phang Nga beaches to breed over the past few months following a 23 year absence.

Read more about the return of the Ridley’s turtles HERE.

Last night 68 baby Ridley’s sea turtles, from 81 eggs survived, hatched and headed straight for the Andaman Sea. Two of them didn’t hatch and 11 eggs weren’t fertilised.

Bon voyage little turtles!

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Motorbike driver dies, another person injured after car driver slams into them

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A female motorbike driver has died while a male car driver has sustained injuries after a second car driver fell asleep at the wheel in Thalang crashing into them.

The incident happened on Srisoonthorn Road in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Police and emergency responders arrived to find a damaged motorbike and two damaged cars.

Police report that the car driver, Dechawat Taechanitisawat, fell asleep at the wheel. He lost control of his vehicle before colliding with the motorbike whose driver was 34 year old Ms Tanakorn Chadaphon and another car driven by 39 year old Pradit Ruecha.

They were both rushed to Thalang Hospital where Ms Tanakorn was later pronounced dead.

Police are continuing their investigation and will charge Dechawat Taechanitisawat.

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