Robbery murder suspect re-enacts crimes under tight police protection

Metropolitan police today escorted a robber who killed a student and snatched away his I-phone to reenact the robbery and murder amid tight protection.

Kittikorn Vikaha, 26, a resident of Srakaeo province, was arrested last night by police, one day after he robbed the victim, 25-year Wasin Luangjam, an airport ground staffer and a college student, as he walked out of a 7-Eleven convenience store on Soi Sukonthasawat 27 in Lat Phrao district.

His accomplice who rode on a motorcycle for him is still at large.

At the scene of robbery and murder, Kittikorn in crash helmet and armoured vest, was guarded under tight security provided by police amid fear that the victim's friends and angry crowd might attack him.

Over a hundred crowd watched the re-enactment.

Before taking to the re-enactment, he appeared before a press conference chaired by Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn.

He said he knifed the victim because he resisted his robber attempt.

He was taken to two locations to re-enact his crimes at Khok Kram and Chokechai areas.

Last night, police found three smart phones and some cash in the possession of Kittikorn when he was arrested at Ban Uah-arthorn housing estate in Pakkred, Nonthaburi.

Police alleged that the two suspects robbed two other people on the same night.

Kittikorn told reporters that he had no intention to kill Wasin but he had to stab him because the latter resisted his robbery attempt.

Police said that Kittikorn was detained in a remand home since he was 13 on drug and assault charges. He had been jailed eight times and was only released last month.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)