Police are searching for two transvestites who
allegedly robbed a Sri Lankan man of almost 100,000 baht during an
after-midnight stroll on Pattaya Beach.
Kakmol Buranapreecha and
Maliwan Sukhlom have been arrested for pickpocketing a tourist.
In a story backed up by a witness, Sanaratne Sampath,
44, said he was walking near Soi 4 around 2 a.m. March 24 when he was
accosted by four ladyboys who worked as a team to distract him while
gang members picked his pocket. The light-fingered cross-dressers took
his wallet containing $3,000, 5,500 baht and about 1,560 baht in Sri
Lankan rupees. A variety of credit cards was also taken.
Police mobilized and managed to apprehend two of the
suspected thieves, Kakmol Buranapreecha, 26, and Maliwan Sukhlom, 52.
Both Sampath and witness Mohamed Makeen identified the transvestites as
two of the alleged thieves. Both were searched, but the Sri Lankan’s
wallets was not on them.
Police are now searching for the other two