Pattaya, 23rd March 2011. [PDN]: At 4:30 a.m., Police Captian, Narongdej Thanapoonsin was informed that a Norwegian man has been pick-pocketed on the street (South Pattaya , Moo 10, Nongpreu, Banglamung, Chonburi)
When the police arrived at the crime scene, the suspect was already captured by Pattaya Civil Defence Volunteer. The suspect was Mr. Ronnarit Kumpoa, a 29-year-old ladyboy (resides at 332/1, Moo.6, Doon, Kantararom, Srisaket). The victim was Mr. Sibbol Obey, a 44-year-old Norwegian, whose cash was stolen of approximately 13,000 Baht.
The suspect confessed that he had been stealing for more than four times. He started stealing to get money to pay for his rent. He was also saving up for a transsexual surgery because he wanted to be like his friends. During the investigation, the police were told by witnesses that the suspect had been seen pickpocketing foreigners several times. The police returned the money to the victim and took the suspect to custody.