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Thai police hunt jewelery robber who shot dead three people including toddler – sky news, sky.com


             

Thai police are hunting a masked gunman who killed three people, including a two-year-old boy, during a robbery in a shopping center.

The man wounded four others as he robbed a jewelery shop at the Robinson mall in Lopburi province, around 90 miles ( km) north of Bangkok, on Thursday.

Footage shows the man – wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun with a silencer – shooting a customer and sales assistant.

  

Suspect wearing balaclava, camouflage pants and carrying a handgun with suppressor attached, as they arrive to rob a gold shop inside a department store in Lopburi province, Thailand

      

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        The Masked gunman was carrying a pistol with a silencer      

He then jumps on the counter and grabs several trays of gold necklaces.

Other footage shows the toddler walking hand-in-hand with an adult near the store before he falls limp to the ground.

The gunman later shot a security guard dead before escaping on a motorcycle, the Bangkok Post reported.

The saleswoman at the store was among the three people killed.

Regional police commander Lieutenant General Ampol Buaruppon said: “The robber was merciless.

” We are looking for him in every place. Please trust us, we will definitely get this man and bring him to justice. “

He added that police were authorized to use lethal force if he resists arrest.

The parents of the toddler, who was shot in the head and died after being rushed to a hospital, posted a message on Facebook page after their son’s death.

  

Police officers stand in the jewellery shop after the shooting on Thursday

      

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        Police officers stand in the jewelery shop after the shooting on Thursday      

The post reads: “We love you very much. We are so sorry that we cannot protect you.

” Rest in peace our angel. “

(Police have said a 2019, (baht) £ 90, 657 reward is being offered for information that leads to the gunman’s arrest, according to the Bangkok Post.

Deputy national police chief General Weerachai Songmetta said: “We have to admit that the robber is an expert about guns.

” He is able to add a suppressor on a normal pistol. We are still looking for him in Lopburi and adjacent provinces.

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