Crafty Thai woman allegedly steals British tourist’s Rolex in Pattaya

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A British man is warning tourists to keep their wits about them in Pattaya, Thailand, after he was allegedly deceived by a Thai woman who he claims stole his luxury Rolex watch worth almost 1 million baht.

At 11pm yesterday, a 38 year old anonymous man of British nationality spoke to reporters about his bad experience with a Thai woman in Pattaya. He said he hopes that publicising his story through the media acts as a cautionary tale for tourists and helps lead to the criminal’s arrest, reports BangkokBizNews.

The Brit said via a translator, his female friend, that he became acquainted with a Thai woman who he met by chance at a condo in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri province.

One night, he took the woman back to his condo room. According to the tourist, he got into the shower in the middle of the night, and when he got out, the woman he brought home was nowhere to be found.

The diamond-set gold Rolex watch he placed on his bedside table, with a value exceeding 900,000 baht, had also disappeared. He looked out of the window to see the Thai woman escaping into the night, he said.

After the incident, the tourist reported the crime to Pol. Lt. Col. Chonlawit Atiphansi at Mueang Pattaya Police Station. He asked the police to help get his expensive watch back because not only is it worth a lot of money but also has sentimental value. He also hopes that the villain will be caught and prosecuted according to the law.

Two Thai men were arrested in Pattaya on Wednesday for robbing a house rented by three Chinese nationals. Three Chinese victims were attacked during the burglary.

An Italian man caused a scene in Pattaya on Wednesday when he threw furniture off a balcony in Pattaya. He blamed cannabis for his behaviour however later tested positive for “Ice,” aka meth.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.