A Russian businessman lost more than 1.5 million baht when he was drugged and robbed by a Russian woman and Thai transvestite he picked up in Jomtien Beach.
Alexander Matusov, 50, was found semi-naked and unconscious by police Dec. 8 in his Bang Saray house. Officers discovered that his safe, containing $50,000, or about 1.55 million baht, along with ATM cards, banking and immigration documents, was taken. His Toyota pickup truck was also stolen.
Alexander Matusov (2nd left) tries to explain to police what happened.
Matusov told police he had retired in Thailand about a year ago. The previous night, he said, he felt lonely and went to Soi Chaiyapruek where he met a Russian woman and a Thai transvestite in his mid twenties. He invited the pair back to his house to drink vodka, where they apparently drugged him.
Police said they had collected fingerprints and are searching in Pattaya for the thieving twosome.