Lao national busted in Thailand after 1.8 million baht gold shop heist

Photo by Chakrapan Natanri, Bangkok Post.

Thai police have busted another robber. A Lao national accused of stealing gold worth approximately 1.8 million baht from his home country was apprehended at a luxury condominium in the Mueang district in Khon Kaen province. The suspect, 27 year old Thao Sirasorn, was arrested in the condominium’s car park on Friday evening.

Authorities seized eight gold necklaces, each weighing around 5 baht, with a combined value of 1.2 million baht. They also confiscated 300,020 baht in cash, a travel bag, and a shoulder bag. The suspect was subsequently taken to Mueang police station.

The arrest took place after Lao authorities informed the Provincial Police Region 4 that the suspect had fled to Khon Kaen following a robbery at a gold shop in Vientiane on Thursday. The stolen items amounted to 84 baht-weight of gold ornaments, valued at around 1.8…

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