An Australian tourist has been arrested in Thailand after robbing a bank with a fake gun, all in an attempt to get enough money to fly home.

Zachary Cronin, 23, was detained on Monday after entering the Saphan Khwai branch of Thanachart Bank in Bangkok, wearing a floppy Billabong hat, a Guy Fawkes mask and goggles, and pointing a BB gun at tellers, Metropolitan police chief Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn said, according to the Bangkok Post

The staff handed over 170,000 baht (A$6600) but pressed the alarm button to alert authorities, including a police patrol inside the bank, the Thairath Online reported. Read more…

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Aussie tourist robs Thailand bank with fake gun to buy plane ticket home