The police were on a hunt for the suspects after a teenager was kidnapped from a mall then held as a hostage in exchange for ransom. The suspects ended up receiving 4,000 THB before dropping the child off. Vinij 26 years old and Chokchai 26 years old were arrested under the power of an arrest warrant issued on 7 December 2019 from the Nonthaburi Provincial Court.
The Nonthaburi Police was notified by Samran 54 years old, the father of the victim, A 17 years old. Samran notified the police on 6 December 2019 at 14.30. A was walking in a shopping mall located on Ngamwongwan Road when he was approached by a man who forced him to leave the mall. They went to the underground parking lot and got on a motorbike before driving to Ngamwongwan 18.
One of the suspects forced A to call a parent and inform them that he needed 4,000 THB. The suspects waited for A to receive the money in his bank account before driving him to an SCB ATM on Tiwanon Road. The suspects forced A to withdraw the cash and hand it to them. They didn’t let A go right away, but instead forced him to jump back on the motorbike before dropping the victim off at the Nonthaburi City Hall.
Police investigators discovered that the 2 suspects were Vinij and Chokchai. Officials gathered the evidence before filing it to the Nonthaburi Court for an issue of the arrest warrant. Both were arrested successfully as planned. The suspects admitted at the time of the arrest that they were the ones who captured A from the mall and forced the victim to give them cash in exchange for release. The police also found the motorbike that was used in committing the crime.
FB Caption: The suspect was forced to call his father for 4,000 THB in exchange for release.