Meth addict nabbed after 2 tries at robbing mini-mart

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An admitted drug addict was arrested after trying, and failing, to rob the same convenience store twice.

An admitted drug addict (seated, wearing the “Stop Global Warming” t-shirt) was arrested after trying, and failing, to rob the same convenience store twice.
An admitted drug addict (seated, wearing the “Stop Global Warming” t-shirt) was arrested after trying, and failing, to rob the same convenience store twice.

Thananop Silpamongkol, 27, was taken into custody at the store on Soi Porn­prapanimit 5 May 13 after he allegedly pulled a knife on the 20-year-old clerk, demanding all the cash in the register.

The young woman told police Thananop had come in and feigned that he wanted to buy gum. When she opened the register, he threatened her at knifepoint. But as he went to grab the money, she slammed the drawer shut and he fled on a motorbike.

She called police, but Thananpop returned before officers arrived, demanding to know if she had called the cops. He got his answer soon enough.

During questioning, Tha­nanpop admitted he’d ingested crystal methamphetamine just before the robbery, police said, adding that he claimed he needed money for partying and more drugs.