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Police hunting for gun-flashing teens in Cherng Talay

PHUKET: Police are checking CCTV for two teenagers on a black Honda Wave who allegedly flashed a gun at motorists in Cherng Talay yesterday (Aug 4).

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Friday 5 August 2016, 11:59AM


Satja Kongrat, 20, and Ekkachai Chaidam,19, said they had no idea why they were threatened by the two ‘teenagers’ with a gun. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Satja Kongrat, 20, and Ekkachai Chaidam,19, said they had no idea why they were threatened by the two ‘teenagers’ with a gun. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Satja Kongrat, 20, and his passenger, Ekkachai Chaidam,19, told police that they were travelling on Srisoonthorn Rd heading home to Baan Bangtao at about 6pm when two young men, estimated to be 17-19 years old, flashed a gun at them.

“The victims said that when they neared the Cherng Talay Municipal fresh market (opposite the Lim Sai Su Chinese Shrine), two teenagers on a Honda Wave drove beside them and looked at them before cutting in front of them,” reported Lt Peerasit Noopayan of the Cherng Talay Police.

“The two teens made a quick u-turn and the passenger pulled out a gun and placed it on his leg while pointing it at the victims. They then signalled for Satja and Ekkachai to follow them, but the two decided to report the incident to police,” he added.

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Satja and Ekkachai said they never had any problems with anyone and did not know the two teenagers, Lt Peerasit said.

They described the driver as wearing a red T-shirt and his gun-toting passenger as wearing black T-shirt, he added.

“We are checking CCTV to find the two teenagers and bring them in,” Lt Peerasit added.

 

 

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