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Police nab man who allegedly snatched millions from pickup

Police nab man who allegedly snatched millions from pickup

THURSDAY, September 22, 2022
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Chonburi police on Wednesday caught a wily bag snatcher who allegedly took off with almost 3.5 million baht belonging to a Siam Commercial Bank customer in Ban Bueng district.

The robbery took place on Tuesday when Praphaporn Boonmeesanom, 29, had just left the bank with a bag containing 3.46 million baht in cash that she had withdrawn to pay her employees.

As she was getting into her pickup truck, a man wearing a green jacket of a delivery service appeared out of nowhere, yanked open the vehicle’s door and attacked her driver, Kritchaphat Surakul, 24, while yelling in anger that Kritchaphat was sleeping with his wife and that he has a gun.

Police nab man who allegedly snatched millions from pickup

An obviously terrified Kritchaphat managed to escape the attacker's clutches and darted into a nearby soi. The assailant looked like he was about to give chase but changed his mind and went back to the vehicle.

Praphaporn frantically tried to explain that he had the wrong person.

The man then grabbed her bag of cash and scooted away on a grey motorcycle with no licence plate.

Police nab man who allegedly snatched millions from pickup

Using CCTV footage and a video clip taken by a witness, police found the bike abandoned in a sugarcane field about 100 metres from the road.

The trail eventually led to a man named Jatuphol and his sister Praphaporn (last name withheld), who were promptly nabbed at their home on Wednesday with the allegedly stolen cash. The siblings reportedly confessed to the crime.

Police suspect the attack on the pickup driver was a ploy to get him to run away so the thief could grab the bag with ease.

Officials are interrogating the siblings and will have them re-enact their alleged crime on Thursday.