Foreigner Holds Up Family Mart, Makes Off With 178,000 Baht

 | Wed 30 Apr 2014 09:59 ICT

CityNews – On Tuesday, 29th April, a foreigner armed with a small handgun help up a Family Mart convenience store on the island of Samui, making off with 178,350 baht in total.

The inside of a Family Mart store.

At around 10:30 a.m. a female cashier and her colleague were counting out 200,000 baht in notes in order to deposit the sum into the bank. This is when they noticed a man who appeared to be browsing the aisles in the store.

During this time, he quickly made his way to the counter where he pointed a handgun at the two cashiers and grabbed a pile of money from the notes they had been counting, which later turned out to be 178,350 baht. He then fled the store and got into a Toyota Vios with a number plate that had been obscured by paper.

Police near the scene were alerted by the cashiers that they had been robbed, but the police failed to catch the fleeing suspect. The unknown man has been described as a Caucasian in his 30’s, 175 cm tall, with dark hair.

Together with CCTV footage of the incident and information from the Immigration and Tourist Police, police hope to identify the suspect in the next few weeks.