Arrest warrants to be sought for two more bombing suspects

Police will seek warrants for the arrest of two more suspects who are believed to have been involved in the planting and detonating of four explosive devices at the government complex and in front of the Thai Armed Forces headquarters in Chaengwattana last week.

Assistant national police chief, Pol Lt-Gen Suwat Jaengyodsook, the chief of the team investigating the explosions in Bangkok on August 2nd, said today that they had now gathered all available footage from CCTV systems showing the two suspects at the crime scenes prior to the explosions.

Informed police sources say that one of the suspects is aged between 20 and 30 and wore a long-sleeve white shirt, black trousers and black sneakers, had a black backpack and carried an orange bag. He was spotted planting devices at two locations in front of the Thai Armed Forces headquarters in the Chaengwattana area, about two metres from B Building.

Another suspect, of similar age, was captured by surveillance cameras in the miniature park in front of B Building at the government complex, also in the Chaengwattana area. He was seen wearing a long-sleeve white shirt, brown trousers, black sneakers, a face mask and a white cap. He wore a black waist-bag.

Meanwhile, a group of traders, whose sidewalk stalls in Phetchaburi Soi 19 were damaged by the fire started by an explosion, will submit to the police their video footage, which might have captured more images of the suspects.

The ‘Police Thailand’ webpage today published surveillance images of the two suspects who are alleged to have dropped a parcel in front of the Royal Thai Police HQ.

One image shows a suspect, in yellow long-sleeve shirt, wearing a black cap and carrying a backpack, crouching on a sidewalk with a parcel in front of the RTP HQ. The next image shows the same man moving toward the BTS station at Siam Square.  The third image shows the two suspects inside Siam Paragon shopping mall. The fourth image shows both of them in different clothing. Two more images show them about to board a taxi. The next shows both of them at a Morchit bus terminal ticket booth buying tickets for a journey south. The final image shows one suspect, wearing a red hat and face mask, in the back seat of a passenger van.

These two suspects were arrested at a checkpoint in Chumpon province in a van heading further south, towards, what is believed to be, their hometown in Narathiwat province.



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