Two transsexuals arrested for gold snatches

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Two transvestites have been arrested for allegedly robbing an Indian and a Russian tourist of their gold jewelry within 30 minutes of each other.

Chayarat Mattiko, 24, of Prae Province, and Itthiphol Srijumporn, 21, from Udon Thani Province were captured Feb. 22 for the alleged robbery of Pramod Jaiswal, 56, and Egor Tsymbalov, 24, three days earlier.

Victim Pramod Jaiswal positively identifies Chayarat Mattiko and Itthiphol Srijumporn as the perpetrators.Victim Pramod Jaiswal positively identifies Chayarat Mattiko and Itthiphol Srijumporn as the perpetrators.

Both men said they were accosted by the transvestites on the street and their jewelry stolen without them noticing immediately.

The victims identified the suspects through photos and police waited for them on the street until they appeared.

Both transsexuals denied the charges, but police said they were wanted in a similar Feb. 15 crime, but had fled to Udon Thani.