ATM blown up, money box stolen in Bangkok

Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers inspect the bomb scene and shattered ATM outside the Tesco Lotus branch in Prawet, Bangkok, on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

A thief bombed a bank ATM outside a Tesco Lotus hypermarket in Bangkok’s Prawet district and made off with the cash box, containing 481,700 baht, early on Wednesday morning.

The explosion on Soi Krungthep Kreetha 35, off Srinakarin Road, was reported to Prawet police station around 4.30am.

The ATM belongs to Bangkok Bank. The blast shattered the machine and left debris scattered over a radius of 30 metres. 

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