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Phuket Crime: French tourist latest victim of ladyboy theft at Patong Beach

PHUKET: Patong police yesterday arrested a ladyboy who stole an iPhone from a French tourist on Patong beach.

“Mr Montree Srijantra, 24, was arrested near the Paris Star guesthouse in Patong following a complaint by the tourist,” said Capt Jarun Jaisuntud of Patong Police.

“On June 19, we received a report from Mr Marcel Sawcho that his iPhone 6 was stolen at the beach opposite the Absolute Pearl intersection with Thaweewong Road. We then checked CCTV footage and found that the suspect was a ladyboy with a brown-white Yamaha motorbike,” he added.

Finally, police located him and took a team to make the arrest.

“Mr Montree confessed to the crime. So he was charged with theft and taken to Patong Police Station for further legal processing,” concluded Capt Jarun.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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