PATTAYA – June 23, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Pallop Ringrod, Deputy Inspector, Pattaya police station, was notified by Mr. Jamlong Seehaboonma aged 27, occupation: motorbike taxi rider that he had caught two lady boys who had pick pocketed two Japanese tourists.
At crime scene in front of Tops supermarket, Central Pattaya, Second Pattaya road the police found Mr. Jamlong, a motorbike taxi ride with Mr. Ryoichi Tsuchimura aged 42, nationality Japanese, the victim, together with the two captured, lady boys suspects: Mr. Jaroen Munkong aged 25 from Petchaboon province and Mr. Jantakarn Somprandee aged 18 from Lampang province.
Mr. Jamlong, the motorbike taxi rider said, that before incident occurred as he was sitting and waiting for passengers in front of Tops supermarket and he saw Mr. Ryoichi Tsuchimura (the Japanese victim) walked pass and then the two lady boys.
Moments later Mr. Jantakarn offered sexual services to Mr. Ryoichi and started molesting him while pick pocketing him.
Then Mr. Jantakarn tried to escape by running away to the motorbike where Mr. Jaroen his friend was waiting. But instead got caught by Mr. Jamlong.
Thereafter the victim found that his wallet was gone missing with 6,000 THB cash.
Mr. Jamlong notified the police. The police searched the two suspects and found the victim’s empty wallet.
But hidden inside the hand bag of Mr. Jaroen the police found 25,000 THB.
Mr. Jaroen claimed the money was from providing selling sexual services and not the victim’s money. The police didn’t believe him.
The two suspects were detained and the policechecked their criminal history and found that they were part of gang of lady boys cruising around and looking for foreign tourists to pickpocket on Pattaya beach and second Pattaya road.
The two lady boys have been charged with theft and are waiting prosecution.