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Phuket ‘mad bomber’ bank robbery foiled by closing time

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PHUKET: Police are hunting for a man who tried robbing a bank in Phuket Town late this afternoon reportedly with grenades strapped to his chest, but was foiled by the bank having been closed for business just five minutes earlier.

The man, described as dark-skinned and about 30-35 years old, arrived at the Kasikorn Bank branch on the corner of Chana Charoen Road and Tilok U-Thit 2 Road, opposite the Thavorn Grand Hotel, at about 3:35pm.

“The man tried opening the front door of the bank. Our staff were still working inside, but the front door was locked as we had already closed for the day,” said branch manager Auttakorn Thitirangsee.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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