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School director arrested as a suspect in Lop Buri gold shop robbery

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Toyota Hilux Thai police car in Phitsanulok, Thailand

Toyota Hilux Thai police car in Phitsanulok, Thailand. Image: Krittaya.

The director of a school in Thailand’s central province of Sing Buri is in police custody under suspicion of being the lone perpetrator of a gold shop robbery at a mall in Lop Buri province on January 9th, during which three people, including a two-year old boy, were murdered and four others wounded.

The culprit had escaped with about 680,000 baht worth of gold ornaments.

The 38-year old suspect, identified as Mr. Prasitthichai Khaokaew, is currently being held at an undisclosed location for questioning, during which he has allegedly confessed to the crime.

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By Thai PBS World

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