The assailant had a warrant for another robbery of an elderly person last month.
On February 16th, 2021, a shocking assault was reported out of Saraburi when a 76 year old woman was assaulted by rope strangulation in an attempted robbery at her general store.
The shop’s CCTV cameras recorded the incident. The assailant walked into the store to buy ice and liquor before attempting to rob the 76 year old shopkeeper by strangling her with rope.
The elderly shopkeeper fought off the attacker by biting their fingers, even though the 76 year old had no teeth. She cried out for help and the assailant released the elderly woman. Locals responded to the scene and tried to catch the assailant.
The assailant is reported to be Mrs. Sirikwan Sukkasem, 34 years old. She is also accused in another case of stealing an ATM card and taking 350,000 baht for a 79 year old person’s bank account.
Mrs. Sukkasem was arrested and confessed to both crimes. She said the motivation was to pay off hundreds of thousands of baht in loan shark debt.
Video of the incident is here.
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