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.
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.
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.