An Indian tourist lost a 50,000-baht gold chain when it was snatched from his neck by a transvestite in Pattaya.
Avender Singh Batia, 43, filed a police complaint Dec. 21 that he was approached by two ladyboys on Walking Street who snuggled up to him and made a lewd proposition. They then snatched his pricey white-gold chain and ran off.
The robbery came a night after Pattaya police launched with much fanfare a concentrated crime crackdown by 900 officers. The “crackdown” may have been more show than anything, as both a safe burglary and pickpocketing crimes were reported after officers were dispatched.