BANGKOK — A police report compiling information about the suspected Bangkok bomber’s movements has been obtained by Khaosod English today.
The document was compiled by a police investigation team for an internal briefing among police officers during a meeting yesterday.
In images taken from security cameras at locations throughout Bangkok, the so-called “yellow shirt man” is tracked for 21 minutes before and after the deadly blast which killed at 20 people and wounded more than 150, beginning from 6:37 pm until he is last shown three minutes after the blast at 6:58 pm.
The 32-page report consists mostly of images indexed by time and location to create a trail of the prime suspect’s movement since the moment he arrived near the crime scene on a tuk-tuk to the last known image of him leaving the area on a motorcycle taxi.
The CCTV footage contains what appears to be a crucial moment in the bombing. At 18.51 the yellow shirt man is seen entering the shrine. He then proceeds to the bench, sits down, and puts down his backpack. While the yellow shirt man does this, three persons – a white shirt man, a red shirt man, and a black shirt woman – stand close together as though they are shielding the yellow shirt man from suspicious eyes.
Following rumors police had further suspects, those three were identified today as possible accomplices.
After the bag was laid down, the suspected 'screeners' quickly left the scene. The yellow shirt man picks up a phone, takes a photo, and – still looking down on his phone – walks away from the shrine.
Here are the significant pages from the report:
Title page, translation added.
A map indexing images to locations and times.
6:37.51 Suspect Arrived by tuk-tuk near Amarin Plaza. Camera in front of Erawan Hotel.
18:49.30 Suspect walks toward Erawan Shrine. Camera in front of Erawan Hotel.
18:49.37 Nearly the same moment, suspect seen from another camera.
18:51.55 Suspect sits on bench moments after man in red shirts stands from it. He stands next to another man and woman police suspect might have been aiding the suspect.
18:52:00 Suspect removes his backpack.
18:52.05 Three suspected accomplices look in the same direction together.
18:52.16 Backpack removed, suspect appears to pull out his phone as the other three disperse.
18:52.20 Suspect walks away looking at his phone.
18:52.26 A woman remains seated next to the backpack containing the suspected explosive device as the suspect leaves the shrine.
18:53.05 About 30 seconds later, suspect appears heading south on Ratchadamri Road in the direction of BTS Ratchadamri.
18:53.47 Suspect continues past the Erawan Hotel south on Ratchadmri Road.
18:53.57 Suspect continues past the Erawan Hotel south on Ratchadmri Road.
18:54.43 Suspect continues past the Erawan Hotel south on Ratchadmri Road as seen in camera at Erawan Hotel entrance.
18:55.18 Cameras inside the shrine at the moment of the blast.
18:55.18 camera from nearby skywalk captures the moment of the explosion.
18:56.06 Suspect continues south on Ratchadamri Road, across from the Royal Sports Club in footage from a camera at Peninsula Plaza.
18:57.17 Two minutes later suspect is seen riding a motorcycle taxi beneath BTS Ratchadamri headed toward Sala Daeng intersection.
18:58.00 Nearly a minute later, the penultimate image of the suspect as he passes the 185 Ratchadamri condominium on Ratchadamri Road at Sarasin intersection, headed south toward Sala Daeng intersection.
18:58.00 Police describe this as their final image of the suspect as he passes the 185 Ratchadamri condominium on Ratchadamri Road at Sarasin intersection, headed south toward Sala Daeng intersection.
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