September 16, 2021

Gold heist foiled: Thai girl, 17, escapes from store with $16,000 worth of jewellery, gets tripped up by passer-by, Asia News

A 17-year-old student was nabbed after escaping from a jewellery store with gold chains worth 400,000 baht ($16,310) from a shop in Nonthaburi province, northwest of Bangkok.

She might have succeeded in her robbery attempt, if not for the actions of a quick-thinking passer-by.

The girl, who has not been named, was reported to have entered a Big C shopping mall last Sunday (Sept 12). Dressed in a yellow top, cap, gloves and a face mask, she headed towards the Yaowarat Krungthep goldsmith shop.

There, she pulled out a kitchen knife and handed a note along with a black bag to the manager of the shop who was at the counter.

According to the Bangkok Post, the note read, “Put money and gold in a bag. Don’t shout. Your life is yours. There’s no need to kill.”

The manager of the shop, Kulpanisa Dabut, 21, did as she was told, placing the necklaces and gold rings that were on display into the bag, after which the girl grabbed the bag…

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