MUKDAHAN — Police on Monday were searching for thieves who allegedly disguised themselves as military personnel to steal 2 million baht from a man in Mukdahan province.
Paisan U-khum said he was driving home Saturday afternoon when a black sedan blocked his way, and three men in military uniforms stepped out to demand he exit his SUV. They then stole the money he was carrying to trade for rubber.
The 44-year-old farmer told police he was handcuffed before the three men ordered him into their vehicle and dumped him at another spot about 10 kilometers away from where he was stopped.
“We checked with the military units in the neighborhood, and we are sure the perpetrators were not military officers,” Mukdahan Police Commander Apichit Thienpermpoon said Monday.
Apichit said police were sure it was not a coincidence and the men must have known Paisan would be carrying a large amount of money.
Police could not yet identify the three men, Apichit said, despite footage of them captured by a video camera in Paisan’s car.