A veteran soldier who tried to stop a robbery at a gold shop in Phuket on Sunday evening was shot dead by the thief, who fled with jewellery valued at 2.32 million baht, reports said.
Apichet Choo-kliang, 32, was browsing the showcases at CP Gold Master & Jewellery store with his fiance, discussing the bridal payment for their wedding, when the robber entered the shop.
Images from security cameras show the thief arrived on a motorbike and entered the store around 6pm. He was dressed in black, wore a face mask and a motorcycle helmet and carried a black backpack.
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