Chonburi convenience store serial robber arrested


A young convenience store serial robber has been arrested in Chonburi over this weekend.

Police revealed the news to the press at the Chonburi Provincial Police Station yesterday (January 24th).

The Chonburi Provincial Police Station Acting Commander Major General Thiti Sangsawang told the Thai Press, “A young Thai male suspect, Wirutkit Pakkarakornset, 21, has been arrested following last week robbing a convenience store at night in Chonburi with a weapon and speeding away.”

“Police seized a hand-made gun, a knife, and some amount of money that he robbed from the store.”

“He is a serial robber and thief and has been involved in many grocery and convenience store robberies in Chonburi over the last year.”

“The Mueang Chonburi Police Chief Colonel Nitat Wanepradub had ordered his team to hunt for the suspect as a top priority following last week’s robbery and he was finally arrested.” Thiti concluded.

Wirutkit is facing multiple charges of theft and armed robbery. It was unclear if he had admitted to the crimes or if he had secured a lawyer as of press time.

Story by The Pattaya News


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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.