ATM bomber sets off with loot
First theft of kind in Thailand, police say
- 14 Sep 2017 at 04:00
- WRITER: POST REPORTERS
An explosive ordnance disposal officer examines the wreckage of a Bangkok Bank ATM machine on Soi Krungthep Kreetha 35 in Bangkok's Saphan Sung district after it was blown up by a bomb detonated by a lone robber who fled with more than 300,000 baht in cash. Patipat Janthong
A "powerful" C-4 bomb terrified residents in east Bangkok early yesterday as a lone robber took just five minutes to blast open a Bangkok Bank ATM machine before fleeing on a motorbike with 314,000 baht in cash, in what police said was the first such theft of its kind.
"This is the first time a bomb has been used in an ATM heist in Thailand," Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn said.
The blast took place at 3.20am in front of a Tesco Lotus Express store in Soi Krungthep Kreetha 35 in Saphan Sung district, police said.
21 Nov 2017 at 00:36
20 Nov 2017 at 21:36