Knife-wield­ing man at­tacks woman, steals from gold shop in Chan­thaburi

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

A knife-wield­ing man robbed a gold shop in Chan­thaburi’s Muang district yes­ter­day and made off with 14 neck­laces worth Bt72,000.

The rob­bery took place at the Chai Li gold shop on Kwang Road at 11.37am.

Po­lice said the man, who was wear­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle hel­met that hid his face, walked into the shop and tried to smash a win­dow dis­play box with a long knife but failed to break it.

He then grabbed 14 neck­laces, weigh­ing 3.8 grams each, and hit Su­pa­porn Wut­thiket, the wife of the shop owner, three times with the knife, fail­ing to in­flict cuts but bruis­ing the woman.

The man then ran out of the store and fled on a mo­tor­cy­cle.

Chan­thaburi Po­lice chief Pol Ma­jGen­eral Jaral Jitjua­joon and foren­sics po­lice of­fi­cers were at­tempt­ing to col­lect the rob­ber’s fin­ger­prints at the shop yes­ter­day.

Jaral said the man might be the same sus­pect who robbed a Son­thaya gold shop in front of the main fresh mar­ket in Muang district two days ago.

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