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Arrested ladyboys held in Patong last night after a snatch from a Swede

Phuket Ladyboys Nabbed in Patong After Snatching From Swedish Tourists

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
PHUKET: A Swedish tourist's bag was snatched by two ladyboys on Sunday outside Club Med in Phuket's west coast holiday destination of Kata, it was revealed today.

The ladyboy asked the Swedish man, Robin Hedberg, 18, and a friend whether they wanted to ''hang out and have a massage.''

While they were talking, another ladyboy snatched a white IPhone 4s and a driving licence, credit card and ID plus about 4000 baht in cash.

The ladyboys rode away on a motorcycle towards Patong. The pair of suspects were arrested last night around the Otop area of Patong in Rat-U-Tit 200 Pi Road.

They confessed and handed over the stolen iPhone. But the credit card had been used once, before being thrown away, the ladyboys said.

The motorcycle, a black Honda Click, was taken by police.

Nampong Poochai, the rider, and passenger Pairat Janwiang, are due to appear in Phuket Provincial Court, probably tomorrow.

The Phuket Tourist Protection Centre may be called on to expedite the case if the tourists are required to appear in court.

Court officials told a Phuketwan reporter at the court today that no cases have been processed through the protection centre yet.


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They should definitely do jail time in a female prison. Two crimes pre-meditated theft and using stolen property. The guy might only have one credit card so how can he get money. They used the card once and threw it away, lying for sure. Who ever accepted the card must be stupid as it would have a Swedish name on it and these ladyboys don't look Swedish. Crimes like this ruin people's holidays and why is it that ladyboys have such a high crime rate. Well done to the Police.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on October 1, 2013 13:08


Great, on top of all the other stuff that happens here now we start to get the Pattaya lowlife ladyboys too!!!!!

Posted by phuket madness on October 1, 2013 13:11


A word of advice to the lady boys: cry as much as you can - it makes a difference in Phuket!

Posted by Remarkable on October 1, 2013 17:53


@Remarkable - made me laugh if I clean the bike and Immigration jump out of the jungle in camouflage carrying guns should I:
a) Try and find my Passport.
b) Get a Thai to deal with them.
c) Burst into tears.

Or maybe try all three for blanket coverage.

Posted by Fiesty Farang on October 1, 2013 19:31


I thought the crime center settled the jetski/Aussie flag stick fight?

Posted by rc on October 1, 2013 20:19


I have met foreigners who have been incarcerated in Thailand for over 5-years for using a stolen credit card. This just illustrates how the law is applied so differently here.

Posted by gumps on October 1, 2013 20:42

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