Suspect robs minimart at knifepoint in Thalang

Thalang –

Police are hunting for a suspect who robbed at knifepoint a mini-mart in Thalang.

The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident at 5:50 P.M. yesterday (November 24th) at a mini-mart in Baan Liphon in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district.

CCTV footage shows the suspect came into the mini-mart before walking around like a normal customer. He came back to the cashier where a female staffer, Mrs. Kanyapat Chalothorn, 55, was standing there.

He used a knife to point at Mrs. Kanyapat while shouting. He took some money from the till machine which later in a count revealed was about 1,500 baht.

The suspect then sped away on a motorbike. Police are still tracking down the suspect.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.