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Alleged ATM thieves arrested

Police have arrested two men and a teenage boy who allegedly stole nearly Bt3 million in cash from an ATM in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district after their car's licence plate was captured by a security camera.

They are alleged gang leader A-tid Saengprasert, Tanong Boonket and the 17-year-old boy.

They allegedly used a gas-welding machine to extract the cash from the Siam Commercial Bank ATM on Sukhumvit Road's inbound lane towards Sattahip district last week.

A-tid confessed that he had attempted to rob ATMs four times before in Bangkok but had failed until last week's heist, Chon Buri police chief Maj-General Khatcha Thatsat told a press conference.

Police are trying to retrieve the cash and are looking for the gas-welding machine and gas cylinder in Bang Pakong River, where the suspects claimed to dump the evidence.

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