Jump to content
BANGKOK
Sign in to follow this  
webfact

Bangkok: 3 Chinese sought in heist of rare 10mil baht Montblanc watch

Recommended Posts

CRIME
Three Chinese sought in heist of rare Mont Blanc watch

The Nation

30231690-01_big.jpg

BANGKOK: -- Three Chinese suspects have left the country after allegedly stealing a Mont Blanc wristwatch worth over Bt10 million from a luxury shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok, Immigration Police Bureau chief Lt-General Panu Kerdlarpphol said yesterday.

The stolen item is the Villeret Bi-Cylindrique Tourbillon Model Number 106494. Its price tag is very high partly because there are only eight such timepieces in the world, and just one in Thailand.

"Their flight landed in Thailand very early on April 15 and they flew out of the country at 7.30pm on the same day," Panu said.

Security guards at Gaysorn Plaza told police at 3.15pm on Tuesday that three men, who looked Chinese, had stolen an expensive wristwatch from the Mont Blanc boutique.

"They should be in their 40s or 50s. They spoke Chinese," a sales assistant said.

Based on closed-circuit TV images, the suspects have been identified as Fajun He, Shaohua Ye and Zhenzu Wu.

"We will coordinate with the Chinese Embassy in requesting that these suspects are sent back to Thailand," Panu said.

Panu said the Immigration Bureau had blacklisted the men and police were in the process of obtaining arrest warrants.

nationlogo.jpg
-- The Nation 2014-04-18

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How did they identify the suspects just from the security footage? Does the immigration department have photos of all the tourists who come to Thailand, or what?

I'm not being skeptical, I'm just honestly curious how that works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A 10 million baht watch heist by a chinaman wearing women's shoes.

Dorothy out of the Wizard of Oz would be jealous.

Edited by rhythmworx
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably bought it legitimate but the cashier stuffed up the transaction and now trying to get the watch back.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look there's even a arrow on the floor conveniently pointing to the nearest getaway taxi.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how the heck did they actually steal it? Arent these kind of watches kept locked up in the cabinets and only taken out when staff allow it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Som Nam Na, they deserve to lose that watch, as only dummkopf <deleted> of a sale's person

will take of his/her eyes from such a valuable piece even for a second knowing full well that

this countryis full of thieves and scammers from all parts of the world...

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Impressive heist that they were able to pull this off and get on a plane and out of Thailand. What a breakdown in Thai security at Gaysorn. Should be a good Hollywood thriller.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How did they identify the suspects just from the security footage? Does the immigration department have photos of all the tourists who come to Thailand, or what?

I'm not being skeptical, I'm just honestly curious how that works.

Yes. I believe that's what the yellow line and camera is for at arrivals.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very fishy "robbery"......People working in this store were too incompetent to show and sell a $300,000 watch ...(hard to believe)....or..... this was an inside job.....(more probable)....and very well planned.

  • Like 2

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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...