CHONBURI — Police say they are looking for a foreigner who stole more than 200,000 baht from a currency exchange office in the beach town of Pattaya last night.
According to police, the man entered Rachata Money Exchange off of Pattaya’s Sai Sam Road at around 9 pm yesterday, held the staff at gunpoint while he rummaged through the shop's money locker, and fled with at least 200,000 baht.
Police describe the suspect as a large, well-built man who was wearing a motorcycle helmet and black clothes at the time of the robbery. He reportedly fled on a Yamaha Nouvo motorcycle. The suspect also had two small bandages on his ankles, police say.
Pol.Col. Sukthat Pumpanmuang, superintendent of Mueang Pattaya Police, told reporters that police believe the suspect is a foreigner because he was "large" and spoke English during the theft.
He added that police are inquiring car dealerships, clinics, and hospitals in the area to find any clues about the suspect.
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