Knife-wielding robber raids four convenience stores
A man wielding a knife managed to rob four convenience stores in Bangkok early yesterday yet spent less than a minute at each place and made off with more than Bt15,000 in cash. Nobody was injured.
Police are investigating the case and believe this lone robber is the same one who raided several convenience stores on Tuesday night.
"The outfit and weapon used are similar," Metropolitan Police Division 8 commander Maj-General Rassadakorn Yingyong said yesterday.
The robber wore black jeans, a black crash helmet, a black jacket, a white facial mask and white gloves. He is said to be about 170 centimetres tall and was seen driving a black motorcycle.
"We are monitoring images captured by security cameras," Bang Mod Police Station superintendent Colonel Pornchai Kajornklin said, adding that an arrest warrant could be issued today even though the robber had not been identified.
The first robbery yesterday took place on Rama II Road at 2.50am; the second took place on the same road at 3.09am; the third was staged in Bangkok's Rat Burana district at 3.20am; and five minutes later another store in the same district was robbed.
Police believe the man knew the routes and targeted outlets well, and have learned that the motorbike he used was new.