A Chonburi Province robber didn’t need a big gun to score a big payday: He pulled off a gold heist with a BB pistol.
The thief strolled into the Supatra Yaowarat gold shop in the Big C mall in Sattahip Sunday morning and walked away with 2 million baht in gold.
Dressed in dark clothing with a camouflage hat, the short man with a big BB entered the shop around 10:15 a.m. Store clerk Umaporn Buabut, 22, was ordered to put gold ornaments into a plastic bag.
Inside were six 5-baht-weight necklaces, 21 3-baht necklaces and 32 50-satang necklaces weighing 109 baht-weight in all.
He took off toward Thongthip Market at in Taothan. A shopping trolley rustler gave chase, but the suspect jumped into a canal and ran into the jungle.
About 30 police scoured the area with no luck, finding a box for the new M92 BB gun near a house behind Thongthip Market.