Gunmen make off with 70,000 baht

PHUKET TOWN: Motorcycle raiders knocked a man off his motorbike, held a gun to his head and escaped with cash and checks totalling 70,000 baht yesterday, in a bold daylight robbery. Police said the two men pounced as Pramote Sanmongkol, 24, rode the 500 meters along Rassada Rd from Phuket Adventure Group Co, where he works, to a nearby bank, at about 10:30 am. Pol Lt Rassada Kleungwong, of Phuket Town Police Station, said, “As he went to the bank the two robbers followed him. They kicked Pramote’s motorcycle over then held the gun to his head, grabbing the bag with 50,000 baht in cash and the checks.” K. Pramote was slightly injured. Police hope witnesses will be able to provide descriptions of the robbers.

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