IN A REPEAT of transgenders stealing gold necklaces from tourists, an Indian holidaymaker was targetted by two Pattaya ladyboys who made off with his gold chain worth over 100,000 baht in the wee hours of this morning (June 22), Naewna newspaper said.
At 1.30 a.m. Pol. Lt. Col. Nattawat Ploenchit, an inspector at Pattaya City police station, was notified by Mr. Naresh Kumar Labhshankar Panday, 47, that he had been robbed of his gold chain.
He rushed to Pattaya’s Second road where the shocked tourist was standing and waiting for him in front of a hotel.
He related that two thieves dressed like women rode up to him on their motorcycle and then they both got off the bike and embraced him offering their services.
He rejected their offer but one of them continued holding him so he pushed him away out of annoyance.
The two of them retreated and rode off on their motorcycle and it was a little later that he realised that his gold chain worth over 100,000 baht had been stolen.
Pol. Lt. Col. Nattawat ordered police investigators to check this area’s CCTV cameras to work out the two thieves’ escape route and track them down.
In April this year another Indian tourist was similarly robbed of his gold necklace weighing 16 grammes and worth 33,000 baht by a ladyboy accompanied by a woman in Pattaya.
In March a Belgian tourist was also robbed of his gold chain worth around 30,000 baht by another ladyboy in Bangkok but police were able to arrest him.
The Indian tourist being questioned by Pattaya police at the scene of the robbery. Photo: Naewna