Press "Enter" to skip to content

A jewelry thief in Hopalong took 150,000 Baht to establish a cannabis business

The burglar was located by police from Mueng Nakhon Ratchasima Police Station using CCTV footage taken close to where the bike had been abandoned. The robber then took off on a motorcycle that was parked outside the shop. A university student with an amputated limb who admitted to robbing a jewelry store in the Isaan province of gold necklaces valued at 150,000 baht using a fake gun said he only did it to pay for a cannabis plant business.

They disclosed that the robber had taken the motorcycle from a resident of Mueng District’s Hua Talay Sub-district. In Nakhon Ratchasima, police eventually apprehended the man at a hostel close to a renowned university. Pornthep admitted that he had stolen the necklaces from the gold shop and threatened the employees with a fake gun. He continued by saying he interred the necklaces in a cassava field next to his dorm. He claimed that in order to hide his identity, he also feigned to have a weak leg. The gold necklaces were returned to the store by the police, but they haven’t decided what punishments to give the thief yet. On Wednesday, July 27, Pornthep, a 24-year-old man, held up the gold store on Chom Pon Road in Thesaban Nakhon Ratchasima District of Nakhon Ratchasima Province at gunpoint. Later, the motorcycle was left by the side of the road next to a woodland. The robbery was caught on tape by the store’s surveillance system. Pornthep was seen limping inside the gold shop while donning a motorcycle helmet and a dark jacket. The jewelry thief made off with five gold necklaces worth 150,000 baht, each weighing approximately 75 grams. Before the shop employees put the necklaces in a bag and handed them over, he produced a revolver and made threats. Additionally, the student said that he committed the heist in order to invest in a cannabis plant business.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments