Elderly German drugged, robbed by Pattaya prostitute


An elderly German has become the latest tourist to be drugged and robbed by a Pattaya prostitute.

A groggy Joachim Gerd Lay, 73, met police in his Markland Hotel room Nov. 24. A cut on his mouth and bleeding from the nose, Gerd pointed to an opened and empty safe. Broken beer bottles and wine glasses were scattered on the floor.

Condo owner Silvia Pattanasiri said the German had rented the room for past two months, but called them that day to report he’d been robbed.

Gerd told his landlord that he and a German friend had met two Thai women in their 30s at a restaurant in Naklua. They’d returned to the Markland at 11:30 p.m. and had coffee in the lobby. At that point, the victim’s friend left and he went upstairs with the two hookers.

He admitted he’d drank wine the two had given him, then passed out. He cut himself in the fall.

Missing in the robbery were 200 euros, 50,000 baht, a digital camera and his credit card.