Teenagers as Young as 14 Arrested for Alleged Multiple Robberies in Chiang Mai and Lamphun

Chiang Mai—

On May 16th, 2024, Bhubingrajanivej police officers and relevant agencies held a press conference on a teenager group as young as 14 years old allegedly using swords to commit robbery five times at night in the Chiang Mai and Lamphun areas.

According to the police report, Bhubingrajanivej investigative officers captured three individuals, whose names were withheld by the police as they were minors, aged between 14 to 18 years old, and seized swords and a motorbike used to commit the crimes. It was reported that the gang leader was only 18 years old.

The police stated that on May 11th, Mr. Kangchit, 20, and, Mr. Thakdanai, 20, who were victims and whose last names were withheld by the police, were allegedly robbed while skating in Mueang, Chiang Mai. Three young suspects allegedly used swords to rob the two victims.

When the victim group attempted to flee, the suspects reportedly threw a wood log at them, causing further chaos, and then cut one of the victim’s foreheads with a sword before fleeing, according to the police.

Upon further police investigation, the suspects were found to have committed other identical robberies in five other locations in Chiang Mai and an adjacent province Lamphun.

Many victims had reported the cases to the police officers in various areas including San Pa Tong District, Hang Dong District, Nong Tong District, Chang Phueak District, in Chiang Mai, and Mueang Lamphun District in Lamphun.

The police conducted an extensive investigation and gathered evidence from local CCTV to track down the suspects. As a result, three suspects were apprehended after committing the first crime on April 7th, 2024.

Initially, the suspects reportedly confessed their wrongdoings before being escorted to the crime scenes to make plans for confession according to legal processing.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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