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Robbers kick vendor off her motorbike and zoom away with 70,000 baht

POLICE are hunting for two men who rode up next to a beef vendor and kicked her off her motorcycle then used a rod spike to threaten her as they unzipped her backpack and made off with 70,000 baht yesterday afternoon, Amarin TV reported this morning (Oct. 16).

The robbery took place in Ban Suan subdistrict of Chonburi province’s Mueang district at 3.30 p.m. yesterday with the victim, Ms. Supannee Theppitak, 29, a beef vendor at a provincial  market having wounds on her body from falling off her motorcycle.

She told police that after finishing selling beef for the day she was riding home but on the way noticed that there was a motorcycle behind her that would not overtake. The rider was a tall, skinny man dressed in black and wearing a helmet with his accomplice sitting on the pillion seat. However she failed to notice the motorcycle’s registration plate number.

As they approached the area of the robbery, the two men accelerated and got next to her, with the pillion rider pulling out the long rod spike and kicking her motorbike until she fell. They came to her and took the 70,000 baht in the backpack and sped off.

Supannee said she had to work very hard in these bad times to get this money and the two men should not have done this to her.

Meanwhile police are tracking down the two robbers by going through surveillance camera clips on this route.


The beef vendor who lost 70,000 baht yesterday. Thai headline says, “Kicked bike down and grabbed 70,000 baht.” Photo: Amarin TV



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