Chanthanimit in Chanthaburi District

Chanthanimit in Mueang Chanthaburi District. Photo: Mozhar.

Man held in B10m diamond theft is broke gem trader

The man charged with luring an Indian trader to a fake shop and then stealing a 10-million-baht diamond is a former jewellery trader in Chanthaburi who had closed his business due to losses and gambling addiction, police say.

Police on Saturday took Pipatpongpat Suksawatpipat, 59, for a crime re-enactment at the Bangkok storefront that he had rented for the sole purpose of carrying out the theft.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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