Gold Shop Robbery Attempt in Samut Prakan Fails, Suspect Seriously Injured

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Samut Prakan –

A gold shop robber has sustained a serious injury from a gunshot wound in Samut Prakan after a failed gold shop robbery.

The Sakhla Police in the Samut Chedi district were notified of the incident on Wednesday afternoon (May 24th). A male suspect on a motorbike robbed a gold shop at gun point near a market in Baan Klong Suan.

The gold shop glass door was automatically locked after the suspect entered. The suspect took many gold items before firing gunshots into the glass door. The door’s glass shattered before the suspect was trying to escape by getting on a motorbike.

The Sakha Patrol Police, who were only a few seconds away and heard the shattering glass, immediately arrived at the scene. The suspect fired several gunshots at police before police shot back. One bullet hit the back of the suspect’s head and the suspect collapsed.

He was taken into custody and taken to a local hospital. His identity was not clear as of press time and neither was the motive.

He remained in critical condition, said the most recent update from the hospital.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.