Transgender woman accused of 200,000 baht gold theft in Pattaya

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

Pattaya police recorded yet another transgender magpie thief case involving some gold and an Indian man in Sin City. This time a 39 year old transgender woman was apprehended at a condominium in Pattaya’s Nong Prue district, following allegations of theft in the middle of the night. The victim, a 40 year old Indian tourist, reported the loss of a gold bracelet worth 200,000 baht.

The incident occurred around 9pm yesterday in a small alley in Pattaya’s Walking Street area. The police, led by Piyapong Ensan, Deputy Director of Pattaya City Police Station, and Thananon Athipansi, a Tourist Police officer, identified Saranpat Bowornkitnusorn from CCTV footage, leading to her arrest.

Saranpat denied the allegations, claiming she had just woken up Kolal Avisake without stealing anything. However, police were sceptical due to her criminal history, as she was previously arrested for theft in 2020. Despite her denial, the police have proceeded with the case, reported KhaoSod.

During the investigation, the police reviewed the CCTV footage and found a person with a feminine appearance committing the theft near a cannabis shop on Walking Street. The police traced the suspect’s escape route and discovered that Saranpat was staying at the mentioned condominium.

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“The suspect confessed to being the person in the CCTV footage, but denied stealing the tourist’s bracelet, claiming she only woke him up.”

The lack of trust in Saranpat’s statement is due to her criminal record, as she was arrested for theft in 2020. The police are continuing their investigation, and the suspect remains in custody.

In related news, the Investigation Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (IDMB) arrested a Thai transwoman for stealing goods valued at 40,000 baht from a Danish businessman and an attempt to extort a further 35,000 baht from the victim using blackmail.

The 30 year old transwoman, Sit, also known as Alda, was arrested at her house in the Din Daeng district of Bangkok, on August 29. To read more click HERE

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