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Suspects try – and fail – at robbing an ATM machine

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

FOUR YOUNG males have been arrested for allegedly attempting to steal millions of baht in cash from an ATM in Phetchaburi province, police said today (July 5, 2020).

The attempted theft suspects were rounded up on Saturday at a resort in Samut Songkhram province after they had unsuccessfully tried to cut off the front part of the Krung Thai Bank’s ATM containing some 3.48 million baht in cash in the night of June 19.

The ATM is installed outside the office of an irrigational dam project in Thayang district of Phetchaburi.

The four males, aged between 22 and 26 years, gave up on the theft attempt when they spotted a group of persons approaching.

The gangsters, two of whom are Bangkokians and the two others are Nakhon Pathom natives, were brought by the police to the scene for reenactment of the attempted crime.

The police seized three handguns and three automobiles from the theft suspects.


Top: An interesting “Open ATM” neon sign. Photo: Paul Sableman (CC By 2.0)

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