Phuket ladyboys pickpocket Swedish tourist

PHUKET: Karon Police arrested two ladyboys on Tuesday following a theft complaint from a Swedish tourist.

Robin Hedberg, 18, told police on Sunday that he and a friend had been walking past the Club Med hotel in Karon at 2:45pm when two ladyboys rode up to them on a motorbike and started talking with them.

“While Numpong Phuchai chatted with them, Pairat Janwaiang, riding pillion, picked Mr Hedberg’s pockets and scooted off with his white iPhone 4S, driving license, credit cards and about 5,000 baht cash,” Karon Police Deputy Superintendent Sophon Borirak told the Phuket Gazette.

After receiving Mr Hedberg’s complaint, police apprehended the pair at about 10pm on Tuesday near OTOP Market in Patong, and they confessed to the crime, Lt Col Sophon said.

“Although they had thrown away the credit cards and spent the cash, we recovered the iPhone and seized their motorbike. They were both charged with theft,” he stated.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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