Connect with us

Koh Samui

Staff involvement suspected in Samui bank break-in

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Staff involvement suspected in Samui bank break-in | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

SAMUI: Police are hunting for masked robbers who broke into a Krungsri Bank branch located only about 100 meters from a police station in Samui on Friday night.

Lt Col Vachara Somsri of Samui Police received the report soon after the incident took place.

“We believe that at least two suspects were involved in the affair. They didn’t manage to get their hands on any cash,” said Col Vachara.

CCTV footage showed the suspects ripping out the passbook machine to allow them to enter the bank.

“They entered through the hole in the wall. One of them went upstairs to ransack a desk, while the other waited in front of the bank,” he added.

The robbers bolted after the security alarm went off.

Police gathered evidence from the scene of the crime, including fingerprints and DNA.

“We believe that the suspects might be bank staff, as they knew exactly how to disable the machine, pull it out and gain entry. We will run forensics of the staff members to confirm,” said Col Vachara.

— Suchat Hankij

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Koh Samui. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Weather

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts

The Thaiger

Published

on

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts | The Thaiger

Heavy rain is expected across much of Thailand over the next few days, mostly as a result of the intensity of a tropical storm crossing into Vietnam today, ‘Noul’, from the South China Sea. The low pressure cell will help intensify the effects of the south west monsoon too. But the remnants of the storm won’t “slam” into Northern Thailand as one news site claimed – rather it will be a lot of rain and increased winds. The storm is expected to cross into Thailand around the Mukdahan province some time early tomorrow, Around the country, Saturday will be the […]

Continue Reading

Expats

Samui charity battles to feed island’s remaining residents

The Thaiger

Published

on

Samui charity battles to feed island’s remaining residents | The Thaiger
PHOTOS: Sisters on Samui

by Ann Carter As around 2,000 Thai workers have reportedly left the island of Koh Samui due to the Covid-19 economic fallout, ‘Sisters on Samui’, the island’s largest charity is changing up the way in which to help feed those remaining residents. Keyt Topcu, co-president of SOS, says the effort involves cutting out bags as the organisation realised that they could save over 500 USD by having those receiving aid bring their own bags. “We hand out rice and other goods two times per week, but the bags alone cost 4,000 baht per week. If we cut out bags, we can put that money towards more food for […]

Continue Reading

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Lights are out on Ibiza – the world’s party islands go dark

The Thaiger

Published

on

Lights are out on Ibiza – the world’s party islands go dark | The Thaiger

“The party scene, by its nature, is all about getting together, dancing, celebrating ‘closeness’ and being social – the antithesis of social distancing and staying away from other people in the Covid-era.” Some of the world’s tourist islands are suffering badly from the lack of travel, it’s not just Bali and Phuket. The Spanish party island of Ibiza is also described as a “ghost town” at the moment without the tourists and the thump thump of the all night parties. It’s still summer season on Spain’s Balearic Islands, just off the coast of Valencia in the Mediterranean. If it wasn’t for […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending