Police are searching for two kids caught on video trying to rob cash from an automated gas pump.
Chanachok Praditdhamma and his wife Rampung Praditdhamma, owners of the Talaman Minimart in Nongprue, brought police security camera photos of two teen boys, not over age 15, using tools to cut the lock on the pump at their store to get at the cash inside.
They said the incident occurred in the middle of the night at their mini-mart, which has a range of automated machines for dispensing gas, washing clothes and more. The video showed the kids were aware they were being recorded, but carried on anyway.
The attempt failed, as the double-layer lock system was too strong, but police warned the store owners they need to take more precautions, as that type of crime is common in Pattaya. Police promised to use the CCTV photos to find the culprits.