Handsy ladyboy nabbed for digging into Indian pocket

PHUKET: Police promptly arrested a ‘friendly’ ladyboy after she picked the pocket of an Indian tourist in front of Soi Paradise in Patong last night.

“Montree Srichantra, 24, had gone up to Amit Mahendra Shah, 34, and given him a big hug pretending to greet him. However, she had swiped his wallet,” Lt Col Sutthichai Thianpho of the Patong Police says. “Mr Shah immediately noticed and started calling after her; that’s a Patong Police patrol happened to be driving past.”

The two officers immediately approached Ms Montree and quickly discovered the stolen wallet.

Inside it was 5,190-baht in cash and a number of cards belonging to Mr Shah.

“Ms Montree admitted that she often would pretend to be friendly with tourists in order to pick their pockets,” said Col Sutthichai.

Following the arrest yesterday, Patong Police Superintendent Chaiwat Auikamasked tasked a group of officers to pull in a number of other ladyboys (transgender people) to question them about pickpocketing activities.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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