Daily robberies are reported on TV news showing CCTV footage of crimes at convenience stores and gold shops. We can see how bad guys with their covered faces can easily get away with gold ornaments or money from the cash register.
On Saturday afternoon, a Channel 7 TV show called Kadee Dej (referring to odd criminal cases) presented footage of a lone but well-prepared burglar getting off his motorbike, calmly walking into a gold shop to grab gold ornaments, and then running out. But he got on the wrong motorcycle, not his, and so wasn't able to start the engine and make his great escape.
Evidently more and more robbers are at large, and Bangkok's streets and its branches of trok, sok and soi with inadequate street lighting can even facilitate acts of crime.
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