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Gold shop owner shot dead by a robber in Samut Prakan

The owner of a gold shop in Samut Prakan was fatally shot by one of the three robbers when he tried unsuccessfully to resist their robbery.

Thai gold shop ownerThe victim, identified as Mr Suphol Chavalakul, 56, was shot once in the forehead with a 9mm automatic pistol. He died before arrival at Samrong Karn Paet hospital.

The victim’s son told Samrong Nua police that his father was in the Suvimon Yaowaraj goldshop in Soi Theparak 10, Muang district of Samut Prakan when one robber wearing a crash helmet walked into the shop, brandishing a handgun. The second robber, wearing a black ski mask to cover up his face, stood in front of the shop while the third was sitting on his motorcycle with its engine kept running.

The first robber used his gun to force everyone in the shop to hand over to him gold ornaments from the display windows into his shoulder bag. Then out of a sudden Mr Suphol tried to draw his .38 calibre revolver to shoot at the robber but the latter saw him and pulled the trigger twice. One of the shots hit Mr Suphol in the forehead and the other missed the target.

Then robber rushed out of the goldshop together with his accomplice toward the waiting motorcyclist who sped away.

Thai PBS

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