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Police arrest alleged gold robber and his Laotian wife, as police chief bids adieu

By The Nation

 

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A man suspected of robbing 216-baht-weight gold (over 3kg) from a gold shop in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district was transported by helicopter to Chok Chai Police Station for a press conference on Wednesday, presided over by National Police chief, Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda, who bid farewell to the media before retiring on Wednesday.

 

Chaimongkol Jaiboon-upatam, 38, allegedly committed the robbery on September 27. Police traced him to the Mor Chit terminal where security cameras recorded him taking a bus to Loei province.

 

Chaimongkol was arrested in Loei province while his Laotian wife Chanda Chanchok, 24, who usually helped him escape, was arrested in Nong Khai province.

 

On September 27, Chanda was sent to plant evidence near the shop to confuse police before Chaimongkol's alleged heist.

 

They left the gold with their friend Suriya in Nakhon Pathom province and met again at the Mor Chit terminal before separating to hide themselves. Suriya was later arrested.

 

Chaimongkol also allegedly robbed a gold shop in Khon Kaen province on July 26, 2019, taking away Bt7-million worth of gold but managed to hide in Laos before returning to commit another crime.

 

He was reportedly adept at covering up his fingerprints and vehicle routes.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395387

 

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     The times are getting rough and such news will be soon considered as normal. 

 

     I don't want to know how many foreigners were/are thinking of a similar plan.

          But wait, there're only quality tourists here, or? 

 

   

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17 minutes ago, webfact said:

He was reportedly adept at covering up his fingerprints and vehicle routes.

Apparently not! You have to be pretty smart to beat the ole CCTV cameras nowadays. 

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Well done RTP ....  very good work in catching the crooks so quickly.  

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Bet the guys in the picture had nothing to do with it but, good photo op.

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13 minutes ago, Chassa said:

Bet the guys in the picture had nothing to do with it but, good photo op.

Group of smug blokes pointing at the pile of gold would have been better, wonder how much of that will find it's way home?

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

A man suspected of robbing 216-baht-weight gold (over 3kg) from a gold shop in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district was transported by helicopter

Where was the 3kg of gold helicoptered to? 

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1 hour ago, JeffersLos said:

Where was the 3kg of gold helicoptered to? 

Somewhere off-shore.

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4 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

Group of smug blokes pointing at the pile of gold would have been better, wonder how much of that will find it's way home?

Yes indeed.

 

A close contact of mine; an ex-bar girl, who worked out of Nong Khai, told me that some smart looking Thais were 'palming' blocks of gold and replacing them with heavy forgeries.  A lady would create a fuss at the far end of the shop and the swapping deed took place.

 

Time were hard for the Boys in B before C-19 even struck.

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

He was reportedly adept at covering up his fingerprints

Bloody genius...wearing gloves will do that.

I went through the other 7 Million quickly.

regards worgeordie

 

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21 hours ago, steven100 said:

Well done RTP ....  very good work in catching the crooks so quickly.  

I'd agree with you, if there was a photo of all the recovered gold !

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23 hours ago, webfact said:

his Laotian wife Chanda Chanchok, 24, who usually helped him escape,

Escaping police custody is usual for this man?

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I'd agree with you, if there was a photo of all the recovered gold !

There was, in the Bangkok Post.

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