BANGKOK – Police have arrested a taxi driver in Bangkok who confessed to using a fake hand gun to rob two American tourists who were riding in his cab.
On 5 August, the Americans reported to the police that they were robbed at gunpoint by their taxi driver in downtown Bangkok on Soi Sukhumvit 15, before being ordered out of the taxi. The taxi driver reportedly took 3,000 baht.
After studying CCTV footage, police identified Attanop Kongsaengkham, 30, as the suspect, said Pol.Lt.Col. Thanet Meethong, an officer at Lumpini Police Station.
Annop Khongsaengkham, 30, was caught in front of an apartment building in soi Naksuwan of Yannawa district of Bangkok on Thursday.
Police said Annop Khongsaengkham, confessed to committing the robbery but said he used a fake handgun, which they later found during a search of his room.