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Robbers made off with over 10 million baht in cash from a Bangkok Bank’s small branch office in Cha-am district of Petchaburi early Monday morning.
However, bank employees later found out that the vault inside the bank was cut open probably with an electric welding machine.
A police team, led by Pol Col Charoonsak Tohthom, the superintendent of Cha-am district police, was dispatched to the bank for another inspection. This time, the police found out that a door key on the rooftop of the third floor was cut off and the CCTV system as well as the alarming system were damaged.
Later on at about 9.30 am, a police forensic team led by Pol Maj-Gen Surapong Chaichan, the commander of Petchaburi provincial police, arrived at the bank to investigate the break-in.
Police said that the robbers descended on the rooftop of the bank’s building from an adjoining building, broke their way into the third floor where the vault was kept and used an electric welding machine to cut the vault open.
An examination of the CCTV outside the bank showed a suspected pickup truck parking in front of a store beside the bank since 9 pm Saturday night. The truck left about 3 am with its headlights switched off.