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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Perhaps the police will find the gold outside his house.
    Or the gun that was used. That would be better, I'd think.
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    (questionable) DNA and a confession are probably enough to convict, though I doubt they'd say no to some gold or the right gun.

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    Like the shooter, the school director in Singburi has a limp (the same leg; left leg). There's a video clip of him limping in the video Prag posted.
    Last edited by Neverna; 22-01-2020 at 08:31 PM.
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    The wife mentioned something about him throwing the gold in a Klong, being unreasonably rich on his salary and being a bit of a pyscho generally
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    Probably a ruse by our glorious leaders to scam the people into dredging the canals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    The wife mentioned something about him throwing the gold in a Klong, being unreasonably rich on his salary and being a bit of a pyscho generally
    Same story my Missus told me. I wasn't going to mention it as even by Thai standards of fucking things up, killing people to rob a gold shop then throwing it all into a creek seems a far fetch..

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    I really don't know, this is Thailand, and I'm very sceptical, but the wife is very convinced on this one even though she is not fond of the media, police, army, etc...

    Anyways, I've gotta get back to guitar practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Probably a ruse by our glorious leaders to scam the people into dredging the canals.
    Nah, they would have arranged one of those "reenactments" out of the public eye. And probably subsequently found his body floating in it and called it a "suicide".

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    I have to say I was quite wrong with this one. I thought it was gonna be a soldier...and a HI-So one at that.

    Interesting edit facility nowadays....




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    Gold shop murder suspect’s arrest a result of joint effort

    The apprehension of school director Prasitthichai Khaokaew, a suspect in the gold shop murders, by the Crime Suppression Division’s Hanuman special unit, was the outcome of an extensive joint effort by police and forensic experts, who analysed CCTV footage from the crime scene and along possible escape routes.


    Informed police sources have told Thai PBS that the experts studied the clothing of the robber, including his long-sleeved black sweater with grey patches on the shoulders, and his black sneakers, which provided clues about his unique taste in clothing.


    Forensic experts analysed the robber’s stance and walk until they agreed that the robber was someone who had undergone surgery on his right knee.


    Then they looked at the gun he used and thought it could be a Czech made 9mm CZ SP75-01. They then delved into the records of registered owners of this model and found it belonged to a police officer.


    Pol Lt-Gen Amphon Buarupporn, commissioner of Region 1 Provincial Police Bureau, said that police relied on hard forensic evidence to track down the suspect.


    Regarding the robber’s escape route, police examined CCTV from the mall in Lop Buri province, where the crime was committed and where the robber was seen riding a white and red Yamaha motorcycle away from the mall.


    The robber rode past Wat Dong Noi, turned right in Motel 111 lane toward Ban Mai Khun Nuan and then turned right through Tambon Tha Sala onto Pahonyothin highway. He then made a U-turn in front of Thai Rath Wittaya 1 School to turn into Chompon Road, turned left into Erawan Road before entering Lop Buri View housing estate, where Mr. Prasitthichai has a house.


    The arrest of Prasitthichai, director of a school in Sing Buri province, was carried out by an elite police unit, Hanuman, set up by the Crime Suppression Division in November to replace its commando unit which has been transferred to His Majesty the King’s Ratchawallop royal guard unit.


    It took the police 14 days to apprehend the suspect.



    Gold shop murder suspect’s arrest a result of joint effort – Thai PBS World

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Err, just why would a Thai professional occupying a reasonably high status in Thai society be considered a possible scapegoat in a murder case of such notoriety?
    Agreed. It's a far cry from blaming a voiceless Burmese fisherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    I have to say I was quite wrong with this one. I thought it was gonna be a soldier...and a HI-So one at that.
    He may well have been an ex soldier so all is not lost.

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    Nothing is settled until the finger-pointing photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    just why would a Thai professional occupying a reasonably high status in Thai society be considered a possible scapegoat in a murder case of such notoriety?
    Because after 14 days of mounting pressure, and unable to get or name the real perp, anybody would do.



    (not saying that's the case, but could be)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    "Police Colonel Kritsana Pattanacharoen said the police already knew the gunman's identity and were searching for him."
    That's odd.

    This guy was working at his kindergarten school, carrying out fun Children's Day activities with the students the next day....


    I don't suppose Police Colonel Kritsana Pattanacharoen was replaced within 24 hours, by someone a bit more .... open.... to orders from above, whilst happy to threaten his officers and media reporters with legal action should they open their mouth.

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    The earlier conjecture that he was connected to an influential family was quite correct in that he is the son of a rich policeman now in retirement.

    As I said, this country is medieval.

    On checking back it seems that the police knew his identity at least a week ago when media reports disclosed that he was related to a rich influential family.

    So, it does beg the question, doesn't it. Obviously, a complex negotiation was undertaken in which the sentence on conviction has already been agreed....the mitigating factors will of course be that he was not responsible for his actions having been affected by his earlier motorcycle accident, numerous medical reports exculpating him from personal responsibility will be produced during the next couple of years as due process is postponed by an endless succession of adjournments etc. etc.

    You could write the script now.
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    Wife just messaged me. Apparently they found the gold at a relatives house. Again all Thai hearsay but is making it look more and more like he was the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Wife just messaged me. Apparently they found the gold at a relatives house. Again all Thai hearsay but is making it look more and more like he was the guy.
    Was that at his wife's house - apparently he didn't live at the same place; she seems to have been unaware of the gold at her house (although he was said to have kept plenty of gold there with her; lots of her Facebook and other social media stuff has suddenly disappeared, etc...).

    The Thai masses are pretty convinced he is the fella. I can't ignore what Luigi says though, Thailand is Thailand, Thai police are Thai police. At the same time, somewhat surprisingly (and the first in a very long time), Mr Sausage's post #141 seems quite reasonable.
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    CSD police recovered the stolen gold ornaments from his parents’ house on Wednesday night.

    And they let him have his own media conference...

    Robbery-murder suspect claims the killings were “unintentional”
    January 23, 2020

    School director Prasitthichai “Golf” Khaokaew claimed today (Thursday) that he robbed the gold shop in Lop Buri province earlier this month because he had financial problems and that the shooting to death of a female employee and a two-year old were unintentional.

    Prasitthichai was speaking to the media for the first time via telephone, at a press conference held this morning at the Royal Thai Police head office, attended by the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, and other high-ranking police officers.

    Three people were killed and four others were wounded in the daring gold shop robbery, which has attracted national interest and drawn widespread condemnation of the perpetrator for the unprovoked killing of innocent people, particularly the two-year old boy.

    Prasitthichai said that he had to open fire because he wanted to cause panic and clear the way as he approached the gold shop, adding that he planned the robbery 2-3 days earlier.

    He claimed that the fatal shooting of the female employee was accidental because the glove got stuck in the trigger mechanism when he tried to remove it and his pistol accidentally discharged two shots which hit the employee.

    He claimed that he didn’t see the two-year old boy as he opened fire at a security guard. The wounded guard limped out of the mall and subsequently died in the road opposite the building.

    Prasitthichai said that he regrets the deaths of the three victims and offered an apology, especially to the family of the boy, named “Title”.

    Regarding the gun’s silencer, he claimed he bought from an acquaintance through the Internet.

    After the robbery, he said he thought about surrendering to the police on January 24th, after he had completed some business at his school, but he was arrested by a special police unit, Hanuman, of the Crime Suppression Division on Wednesday.

    CSD police recovered the stolen gold ornaments from his parents’ house on Wednesday night.

    Earlier, Prasitthichai claimed that he dumped the stolen gold in the Chao Phraya River in Sing Buri.

    Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Suwat Jaengyodsuk told the media today that police did not believe everything to which the suspect had confessed and are focussing on the suspect’s actions, including the unprovoked shootings, which were allegedly intended to kill.

    He said police are still looking for the silencer and the extended gun barrel.
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    ^ done & dusted.
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    He said he intended to shoot a security guard at the Robinson department store in Lop Buri province where he robbed gold shop, and the bullet hit the boy by accident.

    "I ...(pause)... did not see the child. I shot the security guard to clear the way. I didn't mean to shoot the child. I regret that," Mr Prasittichai said from Crime Suppression Division head office.


    Gold recovered
    On Wednesday after his arrest, Prasittichai Khaokaew, 38, said he dumped the gold jewellery, worth about 500,000 baht, he stole from the Aurora shop in Muang district, in the Chao Phraya river in Sing Buri province. That led to police divers wasting eight hours in a futile search for the gold.

    Mr Prassittichai subsequently admitted the gold was hidden inside a hollow, horizontal strut supporting the carport roof at his father's house in Muang district of Lop Buri. Crime Suppression Division police took the suspect to the house overnight. He pointed out the strut where a cloth bag, its neck tied closed, was found hidden behind a plug of straw. It contained 31 gold necklaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ done & dusted.
    Clearly, as there is finger-pointing

    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    I shot the security guard to clear the way. I didn't mean to shoot the child. I regret that,
    Ah, a humanitarian. Whew. Lucky

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    Do they share the reward?




    Some journalists asked him whether he had wanted to turn himself in. He replied he had wanted to but he was unable to due to his tight work schedule taking care of students in his school.
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    Well done the Thai rozzers.

    Took em 2 weeks, but they got their man without further bloodshed.

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    Again, wifey says that Thai social media has painted him (with good reason) as a well known psycho. If he is indeed a son of a retired powerful policeman then that fits in perfectly with his entitled, can get away with anything, mentality that apparently was all over his social media profile, pictures, posts, etc.
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