Wife stands by her man after 4 million baht bank robbery goes wrong

Wife stands by her man after 4 million baht bank robbery goes wrong
Picture: Thai Rath
A Thai wife has stood by her husband expressing shock that he would try and rob a bank. 
Natdanai Somboon, 40, had gone out yesterday morning telling his wife that he was off to the land department office to sort out problems associated with his debts. 
There seemed nothing out of the ordinary for "Poo", 34, who was cradling the couple's four month old son. 
Instead of going to the land department Natdanai went to the Bangkok Bank branch on the Sri Racha to Nong Yai Bu road in Sri Racha. 
CCTV showed him park a motorcycle, enter the bank, take a ticket then vault the counter armed with a knife and help himself to 4 million baht as startled staff darted off. 
But he couldn't get out of the bank after the doors were locked automatically. He tried to escape on the second floor but was soon in police custody and doing a re-enactment. 
Picture: Thai Rath
Thai Rath reporters went to the couple's house where they found "Poo" shocked and in tears. She said that her husband was a good man who didn't smoke or drink but who was 800,000 baht in debt. 
He had always worked hard, she said.
The couple faced repossession of their house but she had no idea that he would resort to robbing a bank to get them out of their financial plight. 
She now faces bringing up their son alone. 
Sources: Thai Rath | Thai Rath
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Thai caption: Bank robbery reenactment
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