Chon Buri police officer allegedly admits he plotted ATM robbery


A Chon Buri police officer was arrested in Chon Buri’s Ban Boeng district under suspicion of involvement in the robbery of five million baht in cash about to be put into an ATM in Suphan Buri by a money delivery van of Krung Thai Bank on November 21.


The suspect, Pol Lance Corporal Vitoon Petparnkun, chief of an investigative police squad based in Ban Boeng district police station, was subjected to intense interrogation which last several hours since his arrest on Thursday night during which he confessed to the robbery.

Vitoon reportedly admitted that he plotted the holdup which took place in front of the Krung Thai Bank’s ATM located at Song Phi Nong petrol station. He claimed that he did not directly participate in the robbery which was committed by his own brother and the latter’s two colleagues.

Earlier, police found a Samsung cellphone believed to accidentally drop by one of the robbers at the crime scene. With the cellphone, police managed to track down one of the robbers who was found to have been living in the petrol station’s neighbourhood.