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Not-so-crafty plan sees fake shop owner take Bt10m diamond

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Not-so-crafty plan sees fake shop owner take Bt10m diamond

By Khanathit Srihirundaj, 
Supachai Petchtewee 
The Nation

 

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Police are seeking an arrest warrant for the prime suspect in the blatant theft of a diamond worth Bt10 million.

 

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The suspect, identified only as Ae, managed to get hold of the expensive stone after posing as a jewellery trader but once he had the stone in his hands on Tuesday afternoon, he fled on a waiting motorcycle in front of his fake shop. 

 

Diamond owner Jain Vaiphav, 44, was so shocked to see Ae jump on a motorcycle and leave him behind in the locked shop in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district that he smashed a glass panel to get out and run after him. But by then it was too late and he was just in time to see Ae and his getaway rider flee on their bike.

 

“This suspect has changed his first name and surname several times. He has also used many phone numbers. 

 

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All are being registered by someone else, apparently because he wants to use those numbers for illicit purposes,” a source said. 

 

 Deputy National Police Commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakhan said on Wednesday that Ae must have had at least one accomplice. “We can identify the owner of the diamond because the stone has been issued a certificate,” he said. 

 

He said Ae had tried to commit a similar crime in Nonthaburi two years ago but failed. 

 

This time, he boosted his credibility by setting up a fake jewellery shop and lured an Indian businessman to hand him the gem during purchase negotiations.

 

Police say that Vaivphav, who sustained a 20-stitch gash on his arm, had previously advertised the diamond for sale on a website. They suspect this had given the offenders the idea to steal it.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30360292

 
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Arrest warrants issued for suspects in Bt10m gem theft

By Kittipong Maneerit, 
Supachai Phetchthewee 
The Nation

 

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Arrest warrants were issued on Thursday for two male suspects in the theft of a Bt10 million diamond from a fake jewelry shop on Tuesday.

 

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Bang Rak deputy inspector Lieutenant Chanachat Charoenpol said the warrant was issued for Pipatpongpat Suksawatpipat, 59, and his accomplice, who served as a getaway mortorcyclist.

 

Bang Rak precinct superintendent Pol Colonel Duangchote Suwancharat said police was confident that the suspect was still in Thailand and still has the diamond in his possession.

 

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The suspect was captured by CCTV footage as he fled on a waiting motorcycle from the front of his fake jewelry shop on Si Phraya Road. 

 

Police say Pipatpongpat got hold of the gem after posing as a jewelry trader and left the diamond owner, Indian businessman Jain Vaiphav, 44, locked in the shop. 

 

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Vaiphav, who smashed a glass panel to get out and sustained a 20-stitch gash on his arm, had advertised the diamond for sale on a website. Police suspect this gave the thieves the idea to steal it by setting up a fake jewelry shop and luring the Indian businessman to hand over the gem during purchase negotiations.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30360324

 
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Bt10m gem theft getaway motorcycle belonged to dead Thai man

By The Nation

 

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The getaway motorcycle used in the theft of a Bt10 million diamond from a fake jewelry store in in Bangkok's Bang Rak district on Tuesday belonged to a long-deceased Thai man, police say.

 

The motorcycle, which the two suspects abandoned at Soi Wat Doung Khae in Pathumwan district, was found on Thursday. Police are now investigating how it ended up being used by criminals.

 

Although the motorbike carried no licence plate, police traced its ownership via the tax renewal sticker that identified the vehicle registration number as Kor Ror Thor 770 Lop Buri, said a police source.

 

Earlier this week, police secured arrest warrants for theft suspect Pipatpongpat Suksawatpipat, 59, and his accomplice, who served as a getaway motorcyclist.

 

The suspect was captured by CCTV footage fleeing on a waiting motorcycle from the front of a fake jewelry shop on Si Phraya Road.

 

Police say the suspect got hold of the gem after posing as a jewelry trader and left the diamond owner, Indian businessman Jain Vaiphav, 44, locked in the shop.

 

Vaiphav, who smashed a glass panel to get out and sustained a 20-stitch gash on his arm, had advertised the diamond for sale on a website.

 

Police suspect that gave the thieves the idea to steal it by setting up a fake jewelry shop and luring the Indian businessman to hand over the gem during purchase negotiations.

 

Meanwhile, national police deputy chief Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakhan said police continued to search for the two suspects.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30360396

 
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17 hours ago, Henrik Andersen said:

That is just stupidity to go with a diamond worth 10m to another men you don't know anything about 

it is not insurance scam but just stupid thinking 

There's one born every minute 😂

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Bt10m diamond theft suspect arrested at border

By Kittipong Maneerit 
The Nation

 

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Police arrested a suspect at a border checkpoint on Friday evening for allegedly stealing a Bt10 million diamond from its owner in a fake jewelry shop earlier this week.

 

An informed source said Pipaspongpas Suksawaspipat, 59, was nabbed in response to an arrest warrant in Chanthaburi province while he was trying to cross the borders into Cambodia. 

 

A court approved an arrest warrant for Pipaspongpas on Wednesday after he made off from his fake jewelry shop in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district with a Bt10 million gem. 

 

He had pretended to examine the diamond during what his Indian victim, 44-year-old Jain Vaiphav, believed was a normal business negotiation on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

Vaivphav had advertised the diamond for sale on a website, and Pipaspongpas approached him and invited him to the fake shop. There, Pipaspongpas discussed a deal before asking to see the stone in natural light. However he made off in a waiting motorcycle and locked Vaiphav inside. 

 

Vaiphav had to smash a locked glass door to get out and alert police.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30360415

 
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