Chetsada Moelae, 26, and Artorn Gijgla, 26, were apprehended by police while trying to escape on a motorbike around 3 a.m. Feb. 20 on Beach Road near Soi Pattayaland 1. They was caught with a wallet containing 1,340 baht belonging to U.S. Navy sailor Anthony David Siani, 32.
The victim said he’d been walking along the beach when he was accosted and propositioned by the two suspects. He declined the invitation but discovered that while one ladyboy was hugging him, his wallet had been taken.
Artorn Gijgla (left) and Chetsada Moelae (right) were arrested for pick-pocketing an American sailor.
Police said the two suspects confessed. They were booked on theft charges.
Later the same evening, transvestite prostitute Anusorn Chaiyong, 27, was apprehended by police volunteers around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 20 on Beach Road near Soi 13. He was caught with a wallet containing 8,330 baht and a camera belonging to Hu-in Hao, 62.
The victim said he’d been walking from the Siam Guest House along the beach when he was accosted and propositioned by Anusorn. He declined the invitation but discovered that while the ladyboy was hugging him, his wallet and camera were taken.
Police said Anusorn confessed, adding that he’d successfully pickpocketed other tourists three times. He was booked on theft charges.
Transvestite prostitute Anusorn Chaiyong (2nd left) was caughtafter pick-pocketing a Chinese tourist.