500,000 baht reward for suspect in Thai mall mass shooting

LOP BURI: A 500,000 baht reward is offered for the capture of a gold-shop robber who killed three people, including a young boy, and wounded four others at a department store complex in Muang district on Thursday night.

The bounty was announced on Friday by national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda. 

The man held up the Aurora gold shop inside the Robinson shopping mall on Phahon Yothin Highway in tambon Kok Ko about 8:44pm on Thursday.

He was wearing a full-face woollen balaclava, black shirt and camouflage trousers, and carrying a handgun with a long sound suppressor attached to it.

As he approached he fired at shop staff and customers, then jumped across the counter and snatched three trays of gold necklaces worth about 500,000 baht. As he left he shot a security guard and a child dead before fleeing on a red-white Yamaha Fino motorcycle without a licence plate.

Source: Bangkok Post, Royal Thai Police

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