Man Robs and Torches 7-11 Store escapes with US $ 30



Police in the city of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, report that a 7-11 store was broken into and then set on fire around 3 a.m. Monday evening. The thief held the store clerks at knife threat before escaping with 1,000 baht (US $ 30).

Chiang Mai City Police said she got her image from CCTV cameras and her arrest was imminent.

According to two 7-11 employees working at Mae Taeng’s store, this man had already entered the store, looked around and then left without buying anything. He returned around 3 a.m. with a knife and threatened the two employees at knife threat to give him money. He then forced the two store clerks into a storage room.

One of the employees said she panicked and ran outside screaming for help. The man then reached the cash register and took 1,000 baht (US $ 30). He then sprayed the cash register with stove fuel and set it on fire.

Police suspect he was trying to destroy evidence from the hard drive at Store 7-11. The convenience store suffered extensive fire damage, but no one was injured.

In other news, a man’s body was found floating in a canal by the Ruam Jai Rescue Service near Chang Phuak Gate in Chiang Mai City.

Police said the man was from Fang District and homeless. According to another homeless person, they had been drinking by the canal that morning when the deceased tried to convince him to go swimming.

He didn’t want to swim so he just stood there looking at his friend, but after a few minutes he disappeared under the water. He jumped to save him but struggled as he couldn’t swim very well.


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