ATM bomber betrayed by love for custard buns

The culprit.
The culprit. Photo credit: Aplus Bakery/Facebook

A Polish national who allegedly blew up an east Bangkok ATM has been betrayed by his love of custard buns, local police said on Thursday. 

Investigators revealed they followed a trail of the bread snacks to Gracjan Pawel Staniszewski.

Local reports say the custard bun connoisseur allegedly made off with 300,000 baht (NZ$12,574) two weeks ago.

CCTV footage of the scene of the crime led authorities to the first wrapper in Soi Krungthep Krita. From there they found two more identical empty snack wrappers of the pandan custard-filled buns. 

The Aplus brand buns are known for being sold mostly at 7-Eleven stores, and police used the stamped production date to source a time-frame.

Canvassing stores to see whether anyone had purchased three such buns between September 9 and September 13, police eventually landed on a 7-Eleven outside a Prawet district school.

The pandan treats were purchased by a 'plump' man according to police - and the security footage was there to support it. 

National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda says it "doesn't matter if he denies of confesses to the crime" because they have gathered "sufficient evidence and witnesses".

Mr Staniszewski is currently being held at the Minburi Provincial Court.