Sri Racha —
A Chinese man was arrested in the Sri Racha district of Chonburi on Wednesday, September 27th, for a suspected armed robbery in Bangkok.
Lui Jian, 34, was nabbed while playing cards with five other Chinese nationals in the Bo Win sub-district. Jian was wanted for an alleged armed robbery, which transpired in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district last Friday, September 22nd.
Pol Maj Gen Teeradet Thamsuri, commander of the Investigation Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, explained that Jian and five other Chinese men snuck into a house in the Kesinee Ville housing estate in the Sam Sen Nok area of Huai Khwang, which was occupied by three other Chinese people.
The occupants were outside exercising, while the six Chinese intruders waited for them to return to rob them. The suspects were armed with guns and knives, Pol Maj Gen Teeradet said.
In total, the victims were robbed of their valuables, including a Bulgari diamond-studded white gold ring worth 627,500 baht, a Cartier diamond-studded white gold ring worth 1.69 million baht, three black Chanel handbags worth 540,000 baht, a black Rimowa handbag worth 55,000 baht, and two iPhone 14 Pro smartphones worth 90,000 baht.
After the robbery, five of the suspects fled abroad, but Jian decided to seek refuge in Sri Racha. He was placed in custody along with the five Chinese men who were present with him. They were subsequently brought to the Bowin Police Station for legal proceedings, with the five Chinese men unrelated to the robbery incident likely to be charged for gambling, which is illegal in Thailand.
Sri Racha Police said they will expand their investigation to arrest the remaining suspects who had fled the country.