Motorcycle taxi drivers chase down accused ladyboy thieves

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Two motorbike taxis won kudos from police after they apprehended two transvestites accused of pickpocketing a Middle Eastern tourist.

Komsan Prongkamol and Chatrpetch Yoopasook stopped and detained Jetsada Merlae, 28, and Yanee Yev, 30, following the incident near Walking Street May 16. Police recovered from the two suspects 1,000 baht claimed lost by Ahmed Vasharamnee, 31.

MC taxi riders Komsan Prongkamol and Chatrpetch Yoopasook managed to stop and detain convicted pickpockets Jetsada Merlae and Yanee Yev shortly after they struck again near Walking Street.

The taxi drivers told police they saw the two ladyboys chatting up Vasharamnee near the entrance to Walking Street, then quickly dash off on a motorbike. Finding their behavior suspicious, the motorcycle taxis drivers spend after them, stopping the suspects near the Twin Palms hotel.

Police said the same two suspects were arrested for pickpocketing tourists two months earlier.