fbpx
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Man Arrested After Breaking into Gold Shop; He Lived in an Abandoned House Unable to Find Work Due to COVID19

He wanted to send money back home to help his sick mother.

On February 19th, 2021, police from the Bang Khun Thian police station in Bangkok responded to a burglary alarm at a commercial building and gold shop. When officers arrived at the scene, the burglar fled out of the back of the shop.

After a preliminary investigation, the suspect, Mr. Amphon, said that he was single without a family. He came to Bangkok to work in construction. But due to the COVID19 outbreak, there has been no work due to rising unemployment in the city.

He had been living in an abandoned home on Bang Khun Thian Road. He wanted to work to send money back to his mother back in his village to treat her medical condition. He was so poor he didn’t have food to eat and became desperate.

Once he broke into the gold shop, the alarm sounded and he fled. He was brought to the police station where charges are being filed.

Defend independent crime reporting in Thailand.
Stay informed with weekly digests of top crime stories & original reports. No selling, no spam!


My take: These are the stories that don’t make the headlines or the thought-pieces about COVID19.

There’s a great amount of economic desperation out there that doesn’t get talked about. It could be the case that this guy is just making up an excuse as to why he decided to break into the gold shop.

But what if he’s telling the truth? Is everybody lying about their economic hardship and desperation during these times?

You be the judge.

Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/826293

Special Note about Facebook

My personal profile on Facebook was completely nuked — BOOM, just deleted with no warning. This isn’t just a Facebook jail sentence. I was completely banned from the platform.

12+ years of connections, networking, content, the whole works is just poof gone.

So look, if you came to this page from Facebook, and you’d like to continue to read True Crime Thailand content in the event that my group and page are taken off the platform (it’s inevitable), then I only ask that you sign up to my newsletter.

I do not spam. I only use it to send out a weekly digest of the best crime news in Thailand, along with original reports that I write — about once a week, too.

You can sign up here:

Facebook deleted my personal profile and True Crime Thailand may be next. If you like the work we do here, stay in touch with email. No spam. Just the best content from True Crime Thailand.

Are you on Telegram?

So are we.

Here’s a link to the True Crime Thailand Telegram channel where we can get the stories that matter the most out in the most direct and efficient way without the interference of Big Tech: Click Here for Telegram Channel

Latest Posts

Man Arrested for Tricking 14 Year Old Boys Into Sex Chats; He Set Up Profile as Beautiful Woman

Mr. Chayanont confessed that he had sexual desires for adolescent school boys.

The Iron Chest Killers: Boonpeng Heep Lek & Ice Heep Lek.

Two uncannily similar serial killers separated by 100 years and 20 kilometers.