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Knife-wielding serial robber tracked down by CCTV
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Weerachai Singniew has been charged with robbing three convenience stores at knifepoint. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

PHUKET: -- Police from Thalang, Karon and Patong swooped on a rented room in Pa Khlok yesterday (June 1) and arrested a man wanted for robbing three convenience stores at knifepoint.

Led by Thalang Police Chief Col Sompong Tipaphakul, the tripartite squad arrested 26-year-old Weerachai Singniew from Songkhla at the Top Inn Garden hotel at 3:30pm.

Police seized from Weerachai B3,560 in cash, a 28cm knife, a Honda Click motorbike as well as a pink sweater and other clothes identified as used in carrying out the robberies.

“Weerachai was arrested after he robbed a Family Mart store in Baan Lipon this afternoon (June 1),” Col Sompong explained.

“The staffer on duty at the store said that he threatened her with a knife before emptying the cash register. He stole B4,380 and sped away on an orange-black motorbike toward the Heroines Monument and she saw him turn left toward Pa Khlok.

Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/knife-wielding-serial-robber-tracked-down-by-cctv-57674.php

-- Phuket News 2016-06-02

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