Nimmanhaemin Bank Robber Arrested

 | Tue 19 May 2015 08:06 ICT

CityNews – Police have arrested the alleged bank robber who successfully targeted a Nimmanhaemin bank with an automatic weapon, making off with over 120,000 baht.

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32-year-old Chonlatit Yensunthorn from Lampang province admitted to robbing the Thanachart Bank on May 15, after being arrested in the Suthep area.

Police used CCTV and clues provided by his girlfriend, including his address in Chiang Mai.

He told police that he owed many debts from gambling on football games.

He had observed the bank for some time and had spent 15 minutes outside of the bank before entering on the day of the robbery.

The gun he used in the robbery was a fake weapon, and Cholatit told police that he imitated a scene from a famous movie.

Police conducted a re-enactment this morning, and he will be prosecuted.