Three transvestites were arrested for allegedly robbing an Omani tourist and using his credit card to go on a shopping spree.
Akaratnai Chairaj, 33, Atith Hana, 24, and Atith Koonapan, 33, were brought to a police news conference Nov. 7 where authorities showed an Apple iPhone 6, 2,000 baht cash and other items seized from the three. In all, they racked up charges totaling 150,000 baht.
The arrest came following a complaint from Ahmed Khalid Mohamed Al Harthi, 25, who said he was pickpocketed while he was on Walking Street. He said two ladyboys approached him with one distracting him while the other robbed him
Akaratnai Chairaj, Atith Hana and Atith Koonapan have been arrested for allegedly pickpocketing an Omani tourist and going on a shopping spree with his credit card.
Atith Koonapan, who had been arrested previously on a similar charge, was found with the iPhone and taken back to the police station where he was questioned for several hours, during which time he told police about two partners.
The other two were tracked down and arrested in at the VP Apartments in Soi Nernplabwan. Police found sales 22 slips, revealing they had charged 155,469 to the Omani’s card.
Akaratnai was found to have been arrested five times for drugs while Atith Hana was jailed previously for theft.