A robber dressed as a postman from Thailand Post robbed a gold shop in Bang Kaew, Samut Prakan. He carried a Thailand Post delivery box into the shop claiming that there was a bomb inside, he was also threatening the people inside with a gun.
The robber managed to get away with almost 100,000 THB worth of gold.
Police Captain Somkiet Nacharoen from the Bang Kaew Police Station received a notification of a gold shop robbery inside a branch of Thai Wassadu Store. He went to inspect the store with related officers. The gold shop had just opened for business and no one working there had faced a robber before. When the police arrived, the girls inside were standing in front of the gold shop shaking with fear.
The reason that they were outside was because of the delivery box that the robber placed inside and claimed a bomb was inside. The police made everyone in the area move away before going in to check the box. Sirirat an employee inside the gold shop stated that the robber walked into the shop holding the delivery box. At first, it seemed like he was delivering a package because of the postman’s outfit, the helmet, black gloves, and the Thai post Box.
The man placed the box on a counter and told the employees a bomb was inside. He then pulled out a gun and ordered an employee inside to grab necklaces and put it in a bag. The employee did as he said and grabbed 9 gold necklaces before placing it into the robber’s bag. The robber ran out of the shop and got in a van that was covered with a Thailand Post sticker.
He drove away with at least 70,000 THB worth of gold. The officials found out that the Toyota van truly belonged to Thailand Post. The van was from the Thailand Post, Wat Nam Daeng Branch. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) inspected the delivery box and found wires coming out from the box.
The unit carried out the box to the parking lot about 300 meters away from the main Thai Wasadu building. They surrounded the box with 5 truck tires before opening the box.
Inside the box was a large rock with a hole inside where the wires were inserted into. The robber tried to make it look like an actual bomb from the outside in an attempt to scare the gold shop employees and to distract the police. Officials have collected fingerprints from the delivery box as evidence for further investigation.
The police estimate that the robber is an employee at the Thailand Post. They think he has been looking at the gold shop for a while planning for the right time to commit the robbery. The delivery box was made to look like a bomb to pull some time for his escape. The investigation police are working on the case starting from checking the security footage in the store.