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“Flip-flops” gold shop robber caught! Blames wife after father reported him to police


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“Flip-flops” gold shop robber caught! Blames wife after father reported him to police

Chonburi provincial police in cooperation with Region 2 and Laem Chabang police announced the arrest of a thirty three year old Si Racha man who robbed the Golden 99 gold shop in a store in Laem Chabang on Monday evening. 

The thief has admitted the crime saying he had argued with his wife over money. His father reported him to police.

Warunsawan was arrested on a minivan heading towards Rayong yesterday.

All the gold was recovered. This was 33 gold necklaces of one quarter baht weight worth over 200,000 baht.

Also recovered were two guns with fake magazines, clothes worn and a Yamaha motorcycle with no plates.

The robber was called “e – teh” in the media because he was caught on CCTV wearing flip-flops as he vaulted over the counter.

The suspect said that he had got stressed out after being put under pressure by his wife in an argument over money.



Picture: Daily News

After the robbery he went to the Klong Thom market in Bang Lamung then back home to Si Racha he then got in a van to Rayong.

Laem Chabang police said that they got a call from his father to report that he was the robber. When they went to the suspect’s house he had already gone but he was arrested in the van.

He was taken on a ten minute reenactment then back to the station for more questioning.

All the gold was recovered, they said.

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