Suspect in Lop Buri gold shop shooting questioned by Nong Khai police

A man has been summoned for questioning by police in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nong Khai, as they suspect he might be the person who shot and killed three people, including a two-year boy, and injured four others during a gold shop robbery in Lop Buri province on January 9th.

National police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, said today that the man, whose identity was not disclosed, matches the suspect’s profile, being of a similar height and seen carrying a red shoulder bag, similar to the one used by the robber.

The Nong Khai police called the man in for questioning and collected a DNA sample, said the police chief, adding that, if the results of the tests exclude the individual as a suspect, he will be released.

Police in charge of investigating the robbery-murder case have checked footage from about 1,000 CCTV cameras, installed on routes thought to have been used by the feeing perpetrator, but did not find any clues which could lead to an arrest.

The deputy police chief, Pol Gen Chaiwat Kateworachai, meanwhile, asked the robber to turn himself in within 10 days, saying that he will be caught sooner or later.

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