An armed robbery took place at a 7-Eleven in Bangkok’s Lak Si district in the early hours of this morning when a robber armed with a rifle was able to flee with 1,000 baht in cash according to police.
Thung Song Hong officers said that the robber believed to be acting alone robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store on Soi Kamphaeng Phet 6 at 12:30am.
The assistant manager Nitipat Insawang, 25, told officers he and a co-worker were behind the counter restocking shelves when the thief entered the store wearing a crash helmet brandishing a rifle and demanding money.
Nitipat said that he estimated the man was 5ft 6inches tall but could not make out his face due to the crash helmet.
He said the robber demanded the money from the till and from the safety deposit box, but Nitipat told him he did not have the key to the safe box and handed over roughly 1,000 baht (£23) in cash from the till.
It was reported that the robber then fled the store and escaped on a motorcycle.
Police are currently investigating checking CCTV in the area to track the thief’s movements.
Armed robbery in Thailand currently carries a minimum sentence of twelve years and a fine of up to forty thousand baht.
Source: The Nation
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