Wanted Chonburi armed robber arrested


A highly wanted armed robber who reportedly chose only female victims has been arrested in Chonburi this weekend.

The arrest follows after the Nongkham Police have received police reports from three female victims recently.

The victims told police that the robber, who was always on a motorbike as a driver, threatened and then robbed them with a knife. He only chose female victims who were walking alone, usually at night. According to Nongkham Police, a significant amount of high value items were stolen but the exact list was not made clear.

Police launched an investigation following the complaints and narrowed their search to identify and arrest a Thai man, Somphon ‘Kong’ Pennoon, 27, in the Chonburi area.

He has been initially charged with armed robbery and illegally carrying a knife in public without reason. He has reportedly admitted all charges.

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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.