An award-winning police investigator was arrested for the recent one-man armed robbery where he got away with over THB5 million in under a minute.
Pol. Lt. Col. Withoon Petpankan, of Ban Bueng police station, in Chonburi, was suspected of robbing a cash delivery van at gunpoint. He was arrested prior to interrogation.
Three Krung Thai staff members with money bags were at an ATM inside a PTT gas station in Suphanburi province on November 21. A man wearing a helmet walked towards them with a gun. He then grabbed the money bag before fleeing on a motorcycle.
The robber fired two shots both before and after the theft but no one was hurt. Pol. Lt. Col. Withoon, was given an award just a month ago, on Oct. 13, for being an outstanding investigator .
Police said that they want to interview a further two men who are accused of helping the thief: a popcorn seller at the gas station for informing Withoon when the van carrying the cash arrived and Withoon’s older brother, Chaiyadet Phetpankan, for helping him escape.
These two suspects are still on the run.
(Source Coconuts, Bangkok)