A FACEBOOK member posted an announcement searching for 45 baht weight gold ornaments with a reward offered to anyone who finds and returns it, Sanook.com reported this morning (June 3, 2020).
The member said she thinks her brother dropped it while speeding down the road on his big bike between Huai Sakae subdistrict and Bueng Sam Phan district in lower northern Phetchabun province on June 26 around noon to 1 p.m.
These gold ornaments were collected by her brother over 20 years with some he had personally bought and others were gifts from his relatives.
As gold price has been rising lately, reaching over 25,000 baht a baht weight, the two of them had a discussion and concluded it was a good time to sell.
The Gold Traders Association announced today’s gold price at 9.24 a.m. as follows:
One baht weight gold bars, 96.5%, selling price 26,150.00 baht and buying price 26,050.00 baht.
One baht weight ornament gold, 96.5%, selling price 26,650.00 baht with tax base being 25,574.92 baht.
On that day her brother had put the large amount of gold ornaments in a backpack which he had slung behind and only realized that the gold was missing when he arrived at Bueng Sam Phan district. He promptly reported the loss to the police and circulated a message online offering a reward to anyone who finds and returns it.
The Facebook user believes the gold fell off the backpack after strong winds somehow opened it up. Usually her brother drives a pickup truck with the backpack slung in front.
Her brother has taken further action following this huge loss, having checked CCTV video clips along the route while alerting gold shops in this province to inform him if anyone brings these particular ornaments for sale.
Top: The Facebook member’s brother speeding down the road at left and some of the gold ornaments he lost.
Insert and below: Some of the gold chains he lost. Photos: Sanook.com