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The two men whom Phuket police are hunting over today's gold heist

Phuket Robbers Flee With 2.5 Million Baht in Gold

Monday, September 17, 2012
PHUKET: Two bandits robbed a Phuket gold store of necklaces and rings valued at 2.5 million baht this afternoon.

The men - whose faces were captured by a security camera as they rode away - are being hunted by police all over Phuket.

The robbers had attempted to disguise their identity by wearing wigs that they dumped as they fled about 1.30pm.

Carrying a fake gun and a hammer, the men held up the three women in the shop, including the owner of the Yongchuan store, in a sidestreet off the main road between Phuket City east to Koh Sireh.

Investigating police found a motorcycle two kilometres from the shop that they believed was used as the getaway vehicle.

A wig and a hammer were with the motorcycle, which is registered in the name of a Burmese construction worker.

Leading the investigation is Major Yhada Sodarak of Phuket City.

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