A Thai woman has been arrested for allegedly drugging and robbing an elderly Italian man in Pattaya.
Pattaya police chief Pol Colonel Apichai Krobphet announced the arrest of Amorn Yimya, 48, at a press conference on Tuesday.
She was charged with drugging Coosimo Tato, 64, and robbing him of 5,000 euros in cash, Bt35,000 in cash and a gold necklace worth 2,000 euros.
Tato filed a complaint with police on February 24 that he was approached by two Thai women while he was shopping at a Pattaya mall.
The two women asked him to take them to his room at Best Condo on Pattaya 2 Road in Tambon Nong Plue, in the Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri province, saying they needed his advice to buy a condo.
Tato said the women made coffee for him after which he fell asleep. When he woke up, the women had disappeared with his cash and necklace from his deposit box in the room.