Gold Robbers Mistake Police Patrol As Getaway Car

(4 November) The police pursuit of a pair of suspects accused of robbing a woman of her gold necklace came to an end when the pair attempted to flee on a police vehicle.Late last night police in Phuket police were alerted of a robbery taking place in Montri Road.

Ms. Pitchniya Kladmee, the manager of a well-known hotel in the province, told police that the suspects on a motorbike had snatched her gold necklace and sped away.

The police chased after the robbers and later found the suspects? vehicle abandoned around Damrong Road. As a group of police officers were combing the area near Phuket Wittayalai School on Chumpon Road, they encountered a pair of individuals standing on the roadside. The pair hailed the officers to stop, and asked the officers to give them a ride to their hideout.

The suspects soon realised their situation and attempted to flee the scene. The police eventually found them hiding in a kitchen cabinet at the nearby Phuket Wittayalai School.

The two were identified as Mr. Preeda Adum, 25, and Mr. Somsak Puangcharoen, 23. They both worked as kitchen staff at Phuket Royal City Hotel, police said.

The police charged the suspects of robbery and planning a vehicle getaway. Mr. Preeda and Mr. Somsak confessed to the crime, saying they had been drinking heavily before they decided to snatch the necklace.

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