Pimchanok is accused of drugging and robbing 50-year-old Alexander Matusov after the Russian picked up the ladyboy on Soi Chaiyapruek in Jomtien Beach and brought him back to his Bang Saray house. Police claim the transvestite then applied a sedative to his body to knock out the Russian, before stealing his Toyota truck and the equivalent of about 2 million baht from a safe.
Pimchanok Srikuldorn has been arrested for drugging a robbing a Russian tourist. His two accomplices were arrested a day later.
The other two transvestites were charged with abetting Pimchanok in the robbery and escape after being paid 2,000 baht each.
Police said Pimchanok denied drugging Matusov, claiming the Russian passed out from drinking too much. He also disputed the amount stolen, saying the safe contained $1,500, not the claimed $50,000. The Russian claimed two land titles and an ATM card were stolen, giving the thief access to 800,000 baht in his Bangkok Bank account. The suspect said the safe contained only one land title.
Police said the cross-dressing suspect said he robbed the Russian to pay for new breast implants.