UPDATE: South Pattaya Gold Robber Arrested in South Korea

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Pattaya —

An armed gold robber, who made off with over one million baht worth of jewelry from the Aurora Gold Shop in South Pattaya, has finally been arrested in South Korea, Pattaya Police announced at today’s press conference.

First our previous story:

A gun-wielding robber robbed a Pattaya gold shop and stole around one million baht worth of gold jewelry before fleeing.

Now for our update:

On Wednesday, September 20th, Pol. Lt. Gen. Itthiphon Itthisanronnachai, Commander of Provincial Police Region 2, held a press conference to announce the successful apprehension of a fugitive involved in the November 2022 robbery at the Aurora Gold Shop in South Pattaya.

The suspect, identified as Mr. Sunthorn Pinnak, was captured in South Korea. He had committed the robbery, making off with several gold necklaces weighing 34 baht, valued at over 1,074,060 baht.
PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

The operation to arrest Sunthorn took months, as he appeared to have meticulously planned his escape, said Pol. Lt. Gen. Itthiphon.

The Thai man abandoned his getaway vehicle after fleeing the shop. A 50,000-baht bounty was subsequently placed on him by the police; however, he managed to evade the authorities’ radar for months and somehow found refuge in South Korea.

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

Nevertheless, Sunthorn was finally found and arrested. The arrest operation was a collaborative effort between Thai police and Interpol in South Korea. The man was in the process of being extradited back to Thailand to face legal consequences.

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