A US businessman has lost Bt200,000 in cash he left on the ground in a carpark after withdrawing it from a bank inside a Surin shopping mall and loading goods into his car on Wednesday evening.
Police are now looking for a male cleaner who was responsible for the section of the carpark at the Robinson shopping mall in Surin’s Muang district. The worker sought permission to leave and rushed home shortly after the Merrick Jerkinston (not official spelling), left the mall.
The 75-year-old businessman and his Thai wife returned to the mall at 4.15pm to file a complaint with the security officials of the mall. The security division then alerted the Muang Surin police station to conduct an investigation.
The businessman said he withdrew the cash and carried it in a paper bag while shopping with his Thai wife but forgot about the package when unloading goods from the mall’s cart to his car.
Police checked security camera footage of the mall and saw the man carry his cash bag out of the mall and to the car park. But the view of his car was blocked by a mall pillar, and his actions at the car were not captured by the camera.
The head of the cleaning division of the mall told police that a male staff, who was responsible for the area, sought permission to rush home at that time and could not be contacted so far.