Swede robbed, given 5,000 baht emergency donation

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A Swedish tourist received 5,000 baht in emergency funds from the Tourist Assistance Foundation after being robbed by a transvestite.

Chairman Suphisarn Pakdeerunart, a former police major general who headed the suppression division at Pattaya Police Station, presented the funds to Tor Langseth Jan. 28.

Langseth was left with no cash after being accosted by a transvestite on Jan. 27. He lost his wallet containing $5,000, credit cards and other documents.

Langseth thanked the foundation for helping him. He said he was very angry at first, but realized similar crimes happen elsewhere and tourists must be extra careful to avoid trouble.

Suphisarn Pakdeerunart (left) presents the emergency donation to Swedish tourist Tor Langseth.Suphisarn Pakdeerunart (left) presents the emergency donation to Swedish tourist Tor Langseth.