Pattaya: Two Brits attempted to pull out an ATM by car
Tuesday, 03. July 2012, 17:46
Two British men used a car to pull out an ATM unit off the wall in Chonburi. The two suspects confessed that they needed extra cash.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Panya said that the two suspects had
attempted stealing ATMs in Chonburi several times; first time June 14, a Bangkok Bank ATM,
Borwin branch, second time June 21,
a Bank of Ayudhya, Laem Chabang branch, and the third
time on June 28, another Bank of Ayudhya ATM, Pakruam branch.
The detectives led by Pol. Col. Sakrapee Peawpanich,
Superintendent and Pol. Lt. Yuthana Prasopsukmungdee, Laem Chabang police
station went to the hardware store in Sriracha and asked about the heavy duty
nylon slings. The shop owner confirmed that he had sold the slings the two
Later on June 27, the hardware store owner called the
police saying that two foreigners came to buy more nylon slings.
The police inspected the CCTV images and saw that the two
foreigners drove a Nissan Navara pickup truck – the same as on the bank’s
The police team found the pickup truck belonging to Mr.
John Lesly Milbourn age 58, British citizen who had already returned to
England. Mr. Alex Milbourn, his son, was driving the pickup truck with his
friend, Mr. Shauw Edward Tracy.
The police team arrested the two criminals at their the
house along with a Nissan sedan and a Nissan Navara pickup truck. The white
Toyota Camry also used in the crime was from a rental car company.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Jamnong said that the two suspects had been
living in Pattaya for more than 10 years. They speak Thai fluently. They had
arrived in Thailand on tourist visas and did not have any jobs.
The suspects said that there was another accomplice, Mr.
“Richy” last name unknown , age about 30, still at large.
The two suspects said that they could not get the money
out of the ATMs because they did not know how to open them and after yanking
the ATM units out of the wall the alarm went off. The duo panicked and left the
scene in a hurry.
Both ATM thieves have been charged with theft and Mr.
“Richy”, the unidentified Briton is now wanted by Chonburi police.
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