Cops hook their man
A Pathum Thani man held up a gold shop and made off with an impressive haul of 32 baht weight in gold, which he put towards an unlikely cause: a fishing trip in Phangnga.
Police last week nabbed Napoj Chaengsaengthong, 26, at a landing for tourist boats in the Andaman Sea province, the suspect having just returned from a three-day fishing trip with friends from Saraburi.
Napoj, who has two convictions for drug possession, had gone into debt with his mates to pay for the trip, including boat hire and equipment. He decided to rob the gold shop to pay them back.
Speaking later at the gold shop where police took the suspect for a crime reconstruction, Pol Maj Gen Peerapong Wongsaman, deputy commander of Police Region 1, said Napoj might have thought he had got away with it, as 10 days had passed since the…