21 May 2024

The director of a school in Thailand’s central province of Sing Buri is in police custody under suspicion of being the lone perpetrator of a gold shop robbery at a mall in Lop Buri province on January 9th, during which three people, including a two-year old boy, were murdered and four others wounded.


The culprit had escaped with about 680,000 baht worth of gold ornaments.

The 38-year old suspect, identified as Mr. Prasitthichai Khaokaew, is currently being held at an undisclosed location for questioning, during which he has allegedly confessed to the crime.


Mr. Amnart Wicchayanuwat, secretary-general of the Office of Basic Education Commission, said today that they will set up a committee to consider dismissal of the school director if it is be proven that he committed the offences.

After the robbery, the Royal Thai Police issued a shoot to kill order should the robber resist arrest and a bounty has been offered for information leading to his apprehension.