A Burmese man was arrested at 9 am on 20 January 2020 in Sukhumvit 71, Bangkok. The man was attempting to break into several ATM machines using a crowbar. Officials were notified of a man who was trying to break into an ATM. Officials from the Klong Tan Police Station went to the location and discovered the man wearing a black tank top with long jeans. He was holding a crowbar after using it to tear apart ATMs that belonged to Bangkok Bank.
The ATM was located in front of a Maxvalu at one of Bangkok Bank branches. The machines were damaged, mostly at the keypad where the man used a crowbar to separate apart pieces of the machines. Although he had strong intentions and a set goal in mind, the suspect’s mission was not a success and he ended up arrested by the police. It might’ve been a mistake to attempt breaking into ATMs in broad daylight on a Monday. Banks in Thailand usually open early in the morning from 8 – 9 am from Monday to Friday. All the cash was still safe and untouched inside the machines.
The arrest of the suspect is thanks to good citizens and the bank security guard who helped hold the man until the police arrived. They worked together and didn’t let the man get away. Police also found evidence that is the crowbar used in the crime. He went to the Klong Tan Police Station for further investigation. Police Colonel Ruetti Parndam from the Klong Tan Police revealed that the suspect is Chawang-knang 33 years old from Myanmar. At the time of the arrest, he didn’t have any ID or his passport with him.
The suspect admitted that he tried to break into the ATMs because he wanted some money. A urinalysis revealed traces of drugs in his system. The police have gathered the evidence and the man will be prosecuted according to the law.
FB Caption: Good citizens who saw the man breaking into ATMs and the bank security guard helped hold the man until police arrived.
Source: INN News