Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

Lopburi mall shooting: Police target 10 key locations, amid fears suspect has already fled the country

Recommended Posts

Hunt for callous gold shop robber: Ten places and three suspects on radar

 

3pm.jpg

 

Police remained tight lipped in the search for the robber of a gold shop in Lopburi last week when three people were shot dead. 

 

Lopburi police chief Pol Maj-Gen Natthaphon Sukrasorn indicated that there were ten places of interest in the search and three people were on the list of suspects. 

 

He stressed that the public should not doubt the work of the investigation but said there was a need to keep details under wraps at this time. 

 

Police were monitoring social media for leads, he said.

 

National chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has put Pol Gen Chaiwat Ketworachai in overall charge so there is no conflict of interest between different police departments, said the media. 

 

Military camps have provided full cooperation in the search, they added. 

 

The case has caused much concern in Thailand not least of all because of the extreme violence used in a public place and the death of a two year old boy shot by the robber. 

 

The incident happened at the Aurora gold shop at Robinson's on January 9th around 8.40 pm. The robber made off on a motorcycle after stealing gold worth just over 500,000 baht.

 

He killed three people and injured four using an unusual gun with silencer in a callous crime that has shocked Thailand. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2020-01-16
  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lopburi gold heist suspect might have fled the country: police chief

By THE NATION

 

800_a3661ac547f74b1.jpg?v=1579138786

 

The suspect in the Lopburi gold heist case, who also allegedly killed three people on January 9, might have fled the country, National Police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said on Wednesday (January 15).

 

The police chief blamed media coverage of investigations for alerting the suspect. Speaking after a meeting with the investigating team in Lopburi province, Chakthip said he believed the suspect might have fled the country by crossing the border.

 

“This is because of the media’s reporting, which might have tipped the suspect off that we were getting close to identifying him,” he said. “I would like to ask the press to use discretion in reporting progress in a case so that it does not jeopardise the investigation.”

 

_G0P8972%20copy.jpg

 

Chakthip added that he would consider disciplinary action against police officers who had revealed classified information regarding the case investigation and the names of interrogated suspects to the press.

 

The National Police chief admitted that the investigation had faced some obstacles and also pressure from society. “I believe police could work faster and better if we withhold information from the press until we have solid evidence,” he added “Online media is the biggest obstacle, as most of the time they tend to guide readers towards a certain direction instead of staying neutral.”

 

As for progress in investigations in the case, on Wednesday the police summoned for questioning the owners of 13 guns of the same model allegedly used by the gunman, but found that none of the 13 guns were the one used by the suspect.

 

_G0P8979%20copy.jpg

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380625

 

nation.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-16
  • Thanks 1
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, webfact said:

As for progress in investigations in the case, on Wednesday the police summoned for questioning the owners of 13 guns of the same model allegedly used by the gunman, but found that none of the 13 guns were the one used by the suspect.

 

Sounds as if it is a military weapon as I suspected.

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, webfact said:

consider disciplinary action

just consider/ignore then

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...