The alleged armed gold robber at Khon Kaen shopping center in Pathum Thani arrested
A suspect wanted for allegedly threatening staff and stealing gold jewellery at a department store last Saturday has been arrested in Pathum Thani, local police said today.
The shocking incident happened last Saturday night when an unknown gunman approached the gold shop on the second floor of the Central Plaza department store in Khon Kaen, jumped over the counter of the gold shop and zipped away several expensive gold chains.
Local police said the extensive investigation over the weekend had led to the identification of the alleged thief who allegedly escaped from the northern province to Pathum Thani province in central Thailand. The suspect, whose name was withheld by the police, has since been taken back for investigation in Khon Kaen province.
According to the initial investigation, he allegedly confessed to officials for his crime, arguing that he needed money due to online gambling debts. He decided to purchase a firearm online before committing the robbery and fled to Pathum Thani from possible arrest.
We will provide additional information if/when it is released by law enforcement. The original crime went viral on social media, in large part because the thief was wearing a “Why So Serious” Joker shirt and went undetected when he first robbed the gold shop by busy store clerks with other customers until he fired a warning shot into the air.
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