Tourism News

Tourism News Phuketwan Tourism News
facebook recommendations

NEWS ALERTS

Sign up now for our News Alert emails and the latest breaking news plus new features.

Click to subscribe

Existing subscribers can unsubscribe here

RSS FEEDS

The knife-wielding robber jumps the store counter for the cash today

Phuket Knifepoint Robber Returns to Hand Back 10 Baht for Luck

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
PHUKET: A knife-wielding robber in a pink raincoat held up a Family Mart on Phuket today, escaped with 2220 baht - then returned to give an alarmed shop assistant 10 baht.

It's a popular superstition that giving 10 baht back to someone you've robbed means the police will never find you.

The robber may have it wrong. Police have security camera images that show how he arrived at the Family mart in Lipon, in Phuket's Srisoonthorn district about 3.10am.

The man, wearing a pink raincoat, a helmet and a white mask, leapt the counter to get at the till.

He ran out and took off on a no-plate Honda Wave - then returned to hand over 10 baht.

Phuket police say he's welcome to come back and give them the rest of the cash anytime.

Comments

Comments have been disabled for this article.

gravatar

A pink raincoat and flip flops the fashion police will find him first.

Posted by slickmelb on June 18, 2013 19:56

gravatar

video system with camera mounted at eye level would give better results

Posted by mikey on June 18, 2013 21:34

gravatar

As he won't be running around in the pink raincoat & white mask (unless planning more robberies), the CCTV footage won't help much.

But people are nuts with their superstitions, so you never know.

Posted by Logic on June 19, 2013 10:13


Monday July 13, 2020
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa

FOLLOW PHUKETWAN

Facebook Twitter