Three banks were robbed in Thailand yesterday in separate incidents, in addition to an attempted heist of a gold shop, say Thai media reports.
The banks are in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon and Surat Thani.
In Bangkok, a single robber made off with Bt270,780 in cash from a Kasikorn Bank branch in the Khlong San district of Thonburi at 11:50am.
In Samut Sakhon, a Rama II branch of Kasikorn Bank was robbed of Bt1.35 million in cash by two gunmen who fled on a motorbike.
In Surat Thani, a Government Savings Bank branch was robbed by a knife-wielding man who got away with Bt850,000 at 9:45am. The robbery took less than two minutes and the man fled on a motorbike. Police later discovered the robber’s face-mask, helmet and jacket at a rubber plantation some 8 kilometers away.
Also, there was an attempted robbery of a gold shop on Rajvithee Road in Bangkok, but the gunman was fought off by the owner’s 21-year-old-niece, who sustained a gunshop wound. Image/nationmultimedia.com