By The Nation
The two suspects robbed a Krung Thai Bank branch at the Tesco Lotus Bang Pakong on Thepparat Road in Chachoengsao's Bang Pakong district and fled with almost Bt600,000 in cash.
They were seen riding a motorcycle to Sukhumvit 1 village in Tambon Bang Samak in Bang Pakong, leading to 100 police and soldiers being deployed to search 270 houses at 6.30pm.
After finishing with the houses, officers also searched a construction camp behind Tambon Bang Samak Hospital, but they did not find any signs of the robbers.
Almost five hours later, Chachoengsao police chief Pol Maj-General Thirapol Jindaluang called off the search, saying it would resume during the day on Thursday.