2 sought for attempted bank truck hijacking


Police are hunting for two men who attempted to hijack a Kasikornbank pickup truck filled with cash in Naklua.

Driver Pairatch Ditduangplong, driver of the unarmored Isuzu D-Max pickup, reported the attempted robbery on Sukhumvit Road in Naklua April 1. The truck was operated by Progress Security Ltd. and was loaded with Kasikornbank cash.

The thieves failed to pry open the reinforced door of the cash-laden money truck

While not an armored car, the truck was reinforced, frustrating efforts by the thieves to break into it.

Pairatch said that the truck was parked on the side of the road near the bank and he was on duty to drop the cash in various locations before he found out that something was wrong. There were trails of some metal object that somebody used to try and break into the truck so he reported it to the police immediately.

Police estimated that there were at least two people in the hijack crew, but they obviously failed and fled the scene.