Pattaya tourist claims thieves in ‘sexy dresses’ stole his 33,000 baht necklace

Pattaya Second Road, photo by Flickr.

An Indian tourist in Pattaya claims that last night, a Thai woman, and a ‘transgender individual’, who both wore ‘sexy dresses’, stole his gold necklace worth about 33,000 baht. The tourist, 45 year old Sathishkumar Govindarju, told The Pattaya News the pair also tried to convince him to sleep with them.

“I was walking along the road alone, returning from a night out to my hotel. The duo came to me and tried to hug me”.

Sathishkumar said he noticed later, after he had rejected the alleged thieves’ approach, that his pricey necklace was missing. He filed a report to Pattaya City Police last night, saying the incident happened in front of a hotel on Pattaya Second Road. Police immediately arrived at the scene, and are checking CCTV footage nearby in order to track down the suspects, and take further legal actions.

Last month, a video circulated on social media with the caption “Sukhumvit road. Gold chain rip off. Be careful of the ladyboy gangsters”. This was after 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.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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