Taxi driver murdered, throat slit after being lured by would-be robbers

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A taxi driver was found dead next to his blood-covered cab in Samut Sakhon province on Sunday.

The man, who was named by police as Saneh Pintamnak, 63, had had his throat slit and his wallet was missing.

Witnesses told police that Saneh had picked up passengers from Om Noi city at dawn.

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Police suspect his killers might have pretended to be ordinary customers and lured Saneh to the pick-up spot intending to rob him.

“There might have been some struggles and Saneh got killed,” a policeman said after inspecting the scene.

Prasert sae Tan, a fishermen, called police to the scene after finding Saneh’s body.

“When I saw a taxi, I thought it was coming to pick up someone but after I got close, I saw the body. So, I immediately called police,” the 59-year-old man said. – The Nation



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