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Yesterday a man who tried to hold up a Bangkok branch of the Siam Commercial Bank with a toy gun ended up getting shot with a real gun.
As the man entered the branch he shouted to everybody to ‘get down’, moments later he was shot in the chest by an armed money delivery man. Employees of the Eakkachai Road branch were left dumbfounded and shell shocked.
The 29 year old robber, who was later identified as Wisanu Wisaijon was seriously injured in the incident. He is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
A security guard at the branch said Wisanu was wearing a helmet and was only let into the branch after threatening the guard with his gun that later turned out to be just a toy.
Rattatong Tongkoon the money delivery man from Brink’s Limited had arrive at the branch five minutes before the robber arrived, a single shot from his .38mm gun put an immediate end to the robbery.