Three Pattaya ‘ladyboys’ held for pickpocketing

Around Thailand June 12, 2019 16:00

By The Nation

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Three ‘ladyboys’ were arrested in Pattaya on Wednesday for allegedly stealing wallets and gold necklaces from two Indian tourists earlier this month.

Pattaya acting police chief Col Pongphan Wongmaneethet said the three suspects were arrested after the two tourists filed a complaint on June 6.

The three were identified as Wichai Chuaprasong, 24, Winai Insawang, 32, and Daroon Sukhom, 34.

The two tourists told police that while they were walking back to their hotel on Khao Phra Tamnak at night, the three approached the tourists and hugged them briefly before leaving on motorcycles. The two tourists found their wallets, containing about Bt30,000 in cash, and gold necklaces had disappeared. 

Security cameras identified the suspects, leading to their arrest at rented rooms on Soi Wat Thammasakhi and Soi Setthi in south Pattaya.

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