Bomb suspect video, B500K reward

The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) has released clear video footage of the man who threw two hand grenades at the anti-government protest at Victory Monument on Sunday - a 500,000 baht reward was offered for his capture.

The very clear 30-second video, from a camera in a shop near the protest, shows a man wearing a white T-shirt and a green jacket and black cap and carrying a black shoulder bag, throw an object later identified as an RDG-5 type grenade at a tent behind a rally stage of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) about 1.30pm. 

The suspect fled into Ratchawithi Soi 14 where he was chased by PDRC security guards and protesters. While fleeing, the man lobbed another grenade and fired shots from a .38 pistol, before hiring a motorcycle taxi driver to take him to Charansanitwong area in Bangkok’s Thon Buri district. 

The attack left 28 people wounded, four of them seriously. 

Capo asked members of the public to view the video and offered a 200,000 baht reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.

Shortly after 5pm, the Facebook page of the spokesman team to the Royal Thai Police posted pictures of the suspect and a message saying Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang had increased the reward for the suspect’s arrest to 500,000 baht.

Members of the public can tip-off police by phoning or sending a text message to 1599 or e-mailing policespokesman@police.go.th.

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Discussion 1 : 21/01/2014 at 07:35 AM
look at direction he ran toward rear of shop did he know of exit there?Do people in Store know him seems like it cause if stranger Thai's always watch them. But if cop they ignore cause not want problem. Police or better yet military should question store clerks.
Discussion 2 : 21/01/2014 at 04:14 AM
I think that if they do catch this guy, that the army should be the ones who interview him as they seem the only ones neutral enough to do it.
Discussion 3 : 21/01/2014 at 01:22 AM
This clip is obviously edited (I didn't say fake). Note that it takes both the lady and the bomber about 4 seconds each to traverse the aisle. The bomber leaves the frame at the near end of the aisle at the 9 second mark and reappears at the opposite end near the entrance ready to throw a grenade at the 10 second mark. Why was approximately three to four seconds of critical video edited out? CAPO needs to provide a clear explanation.
Discussion 4 : 20/01/2014 at 10:29 PM
The type of sandals that Brassman correctly points out are unique are found primarily in the Middle East and are prevalent in Dubai. Coincidence?
Discussion 5 : 20/01/2014 at 08:56 PM
Ha ha plaintruth good one ! "The Thaksin click brigade", "too near the truth perhaps ?". It is a fact that being to so highly irrational and obsessed is getting is close to severe pathology.
Discussion 6 : 20/01/2014 at 08:54 PM
He can be from a hardcore group within the Southern ranks and grew desperate and want to accelerate what ever is coming. Who ever hire him after this pictures got rid of him to tight loose ends. I agree he might be never be found.
Discussion 7 : 20/01/2014 at 08:12 PM
Why need to offer reward? any citizen should denounce him if has information about this crime
Discussion 8 : 20/01/2014 at 08:10 PM
Yes the shoes are a give away. Very clear camera pics. However now that he will be found out, it is likely whoever group he works for will "take care of him". He might be 2 meters underground by now.
Discussion 9 : 20/01/2014 at 08:03 PM
I am not sure if a tip to the police is the correct way. Almost sure they will kill him and sadly he didn t say any thing. Something like Lee Harvey Oswald. I am sure that the Suthep guards get more and better information out of him.
Discussion 10 : 20/01/2014 at 08:00 PM
yep they tow his ferrari away !
Discussion 11 : 20/01/2014 at 07:53 PM
How's about giving the police credit for clearly showing the suspect, and offering a reward for his capture? The video is a very compelling piece of evidence. I know this won't please the rabid haters and conspiracy believers, but they can just go on stewing in their self-created toxic brew. Why the Cambodia and Thaksin comments? Until the suspect is identified and captured, no one knows.
Discussion 12 : 20/01/2014 at 07:46 PM
Wow, the Thaksin click brigade has certainly pounced on this one. Too near the truth, perhaps?
Discussion 13 : 20/01/2014 at 07:44 PM
On photoshop remove motion blur, and you can see that they are open toed sandals, in white, with 5+ crossing straps, black or dark blue sole, and a white line around the edge of the sole. These are very distinctive shoes and men don't never a lot of shoes, so he's worn them many times before.
Discussion 14 : 20/01/2014 at 07:24 PM
The PDRC should create a trap for those violent assailants and if they are caught make them cripple for life.
Discussion 15 : 20/01/2014 at 07:17 PM
The time the police took to publish the photos gave him ample time to disappear.. for sure there will be a warrant to arrest him from nowhere. Good job police.
Discussion 16 : 20/01/2014 at 06:57 PM
why such a meagre reward for such a heinous crime with such massive repercussions. I hope a mob finds him personally
Discussion 17 : 20/01/2014 at 06:56 PM
The red Shirts aka Thaksin were using Khmer hit-me to do the job. The last ones they last year were also Cambodians.
Discussion 18 : 20/01/2014 at 06:31 PM
Notice the shoes, are they some sort of flip flop or black toe-cap? They look very distinctive to me. Likewise the jacket. Somebody must recognize them.
Discussion 19 : 20/01/2014 at 06:18 PM
He had time to hire a motorbike taxi?
Discussion 20 : 20/01/2014 at 05:59 PM
He's back to Cambodia now... How can you catch him, even you made 100 million rewards hahahhaha Kam-Taksin making thai people fool and stupid...

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