Despite numerous checkpoints around town, crime does appear to be on the rise.
On June the 16 Banglamung police were alerted of a robbery at a petrol outlet in Soi Nern Plub Wan which is situated just 300 meters away from a police check point.
The owner of the impromptu petrol station is still in shock after being threatened by a knife.
The petrol attendant told police that 4 youngsters on motorbikes whom she thought were going to be regular customers pulled out a knife and threatened her and forced her to hand over her money bag which contained 2,000 baht in cash.
The woman was in a state of shock from the unpleasant incident and was unable to give a description of the gang neither did she see their number plates.
The police radioed their colleagues but the gang were nowhere to be found.