Jai Yen Na: Case of Japanese Cash Heist Not Difficult, Police Say

Police investigate the CCTV tapes Wednesday at Ratchada Pavilion.

BANGKOK — Police said Wednesday a case involving two businessmen mugged for over 197 million yen Monday would be easily solved.

Investigators Wednesday were reviewing CCTV footage of the location where jewelry and gold traders Kiatiphong Phungyim and Jiraphat Phitakkijawattana said they were robbed of Japanese currency worth over 60 million baht at a condominium in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.

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“This case won’t be difficult to solve,” Police Lt. Gen. Chaiwat Ketuworachaiand said. “Please jai yen. We’re investigating the perpetrators’ escape route.”

Chaiwat, who was investigating the scene with Maj. Gen. Itthipol Atchariyapradit, would not comment on whether police thought the heist was an inside job.

Kiatiphong and Jiraphat were transferring money from a business associate at Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattrit Taeratanachai’s condo when they were assaulted. Pattrit exports gold bars and jewelry to Japan.

Police on the fifth-floor parking lot Wednesday at Ratchada Pavilion.
Ratchada Pavilion condominium Wednesday.