California gang banger arrested for robbing Pattaya-area 7-Eleven

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Security cameras captured 37-year-old Payungsak “Roger” Wasuwat robbing a 7-Eleven store on Soi Land Transport Department around 4:30am, March 26.
Security cameras captured 37-year-old Payungsak “Roger” Wasuwat robbing a 7-Eleven store on Soi Land Transport Department around 4:30am, March 26.

Pattaya-area police arrested a Thai-American gang member for allegedly robbing a Nong Plalai 7-Elven after he lost his job due to the Covid-19 outbreak.



Payungsak “Roger” Wasuwat, 37, was captured March 29 at his apartment on Soi Marbbon 12 near the convenience store he allegedly held up with a BB gun around 4:30 a.m. March 26.

Banglamung police said Payungsak confessed he robbed the convenience store because he lost his job as a tour guide and had no money for food or medicine for treating is post-traumatic stress syndrome.

After stealing 5,000 baht from the store, he threw away the gun and clothes he was wearing and thought he could go back to living a free man. Freedom lasted three days.

Payungsak said he returned to Pattaya after living in California since he was 7 years old and most recently he allegedly had been part of a well-known (unnamed) California street gang.

Payungsak confessed he robbed the convenience store because he lost his job as a tour guide.
Payungsak confessed he robbed the convenience store because he lost his job as a tour guide.
After stealing 5,000 baht from the store, Payungsak threw away the gun and clothes he was wearing.
After stealing 5,000 baht from the store, Payungsak threw away the gun and clothes he was wearing.

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