2 arrested in South Pattaya gas station robbery

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Two eastern Thailand men were arrested for allegedly robbing a South Pattaya gas station at gunpoint.

Polphaisal Thappriksorn of Chonburi, 24, and Ronachai Sangienwong of Chacheongsao, 23, were captured carrying a loaded 9 mm handgun Nov. 1.

Police alleged the two robbed the Caltex service station next to the Tesco-Lotus supermarket of 5,000 baht around 5:40 a.m. Oct. 30. They escaped on Sangienwong’s motorbike, which was also confiscated, police said.

A gas station employee remembered the bike’s license plate number and police easily tracked down the two suspects.

Polphaisal Thappriksorn and Ronachai Sangienwong have been charged with armed robbery.Polphaisal Thappriksorn and Ronachai Sangienwong have been charged with armed robbery.