Foreign man’s gold necklace stolen while filming video in Bangkok’s Asoke

A western man’s gold necklace was stolen as he was taking a video of himself walking in Bangkok’s Asoke area off Sukhumvit Road. As he was walking by the BTS station at night, a person who appeared to be a transgender woman approached him, wrapping her arms around his neck in a hug and unclasping the necklace. The foreigner didn’t notice and she walked off with the necklace.

A video has been circulating on social media with the caption “Sukhumvit road. Gold chain rip off. Be careful of the ladyboy gangsters.” The man says a transgender woman was standing on the sidewalk by the Westin Grande Sukhumvit hotel at around 11pm when she approached him, wrapping her arms around him in a hug. In the video, the man could be heard questioning “Go back to your room?”

Reports in Thai media say the foreigner has reported the incident to the police. He added that his phone had also been stolen last week on Khao San Road.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.