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Serial armed robber, 19, arrested by Phuket police

PHUKET: Police have arrested a 19-year-old man wanted in connection with more than 20 armed robberies around in the Phuket Town and Thalang areas.

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Thursday 14 July 2016, 05:08PM

Channarong “Mea” Pertmanee, 19, was wanted in connection with more than 20 armed robberies. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Channarong “Mea” Pertmanee, 19, was wanted in connection with more than 20 armed robberies. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Col Ratkert Mangmueang. an inspector from Phuket City Police, held a press conference at 11am today (July 14) to announce the arrest of Channarong “Mea” Pertmanee, 19, who was wanted in connection with a number of armed robberies.

Arrests warrants were issued for Channarong on April 1 and June 21 following reports being filed at local police stations that he had carried out a number of armed robberies on various victims between April and July.

All victims told us that the suspect was not a teenager and that he carried out the robberies using a gun then used a motorbike to get away,” Lt Col Rattkert said.

We were able to arrest Channarong after officers had checked all CCTV footage from the crime scenes are were sure he was the wanted man.

He was arrested yesterday (July13) behind the Siam Commercial Bank at the Wor Kor Intersection in Rassada, he had in his possession with two homemade pistols,” he added.

Lt Col Rattkert went on to say that Channarong admitted that he had carried out at least 20 armed robberies in Phuket Town and Thalang.

“He told us that the most recent robberies took place near the Heroines Monument in Srisoonthorn. In the first robbery he threatened to shoot the victim before snatching a gold necklace worth about B42,000. That same night he also threatened another victim in Soi Han Farang in Koh Kaew before getting away with another gold necklace worth about B21,000,” he said.

Channarong was taken to Phuket City Police Station where he was charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, taking a firearm into public place without a permit, and robbery after dark using a getaway vehicle.



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Kurt | 15 July 2016 - 17:54:11

A 19 years old criminal, wanted in connection with MORE than 20 armed robbery.
Smiling on the safari photo, thumbs up, with 8 of his 'staff' surrounding him with big smiles.
Sure that are not police officers, they would not smile if they have full knowledge of the more than 20 armed robberies.

It is time the RTP stops these self satisfying photo sessions, just show the criminal.
No need to see all these smiling lunch full bellies of police men. 
Hey, that thai is a criminal, yes.??
His victims are not smiling, so smiling police officers look dumb and out of order.

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Kurt | 15 July 2016 - 14:19:06

Look at the 'safari' photo a while.
Amazing, how the criminal looks completely relaxed.
He knows the drill.
A few wais, a couple of thousands thb here and there, a bit of a fine, and he is back in the street.

The criminal smiles, the 8 men around him are smiling too. Are they his staff?
Looks like a company photo, taken on a relaxing day.
Nobody working,  :)

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Christy Sweet | 15 July 2016 - 08:39:54

I know of someone firing a .22 rifle in public and putting it in his taxi, then driving off with it. Got a whopping 500 baht fine.

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samhayman | 15 July 2016 - 01:02:12

He'll do a few months in prison and then be back at it again until they put him back in for a lot longer.

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Ed Sanders | 14 July 2016 - 21:24:16

Miserable little punk...and that smirk with 2 thumbs up shows that he is not the least bit scared or remorseful, and that he knows he isn't in any kind of REAL trouble.  A couple wais and 1,000 baht should about do it. 

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