Gunman kills three in Thailand mall robbery

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police were hunting yesterday for a masked assailant who went on a shooting spree at a shopping mall, killing three people, including a two-year-old boy, and wounding four others as he robbed a jewellery store.

Security camera footage at Robinson mall in Lopburi province, showed a man wearing a ski mask, camouflage pants and a backpack shooting a customer at the shop and a sales clerk.

The man, carrying a handgun with a suppressor attached, then vaults on the jewellery store counter and grabs several trays of gold necklaces.

A separate security camera video shows the toddler walking hand-in-hand with an adult near the jewellery store when he falls limp to the ground.

“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,” Regional Police Commander Lieutenant General Ampol Buaruppon said, adding police were authorised to use lethal force if he resists arrest.

Rewards from police and other sources for information leading to the gunman’s capture mounted yesterday to THB500,000 the website of the Bangkok Post newspaper reported.