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Phuket Tourists 'Robbed of 52,000 Baht' by Patong Ladyboy

Monday, October 22, 2012
PHUKET: A couple from Morocco holidaying on Phuket who paid 2000 baht to have a ladyboy katoey join them in their room were robbed of more than 50,000 baht, police said today.

The couple, who were not named, were staying at a Patong resort. Early on Saturday morning, looking down from their balcony, they spied a ladyboy in the street outside.

Perhaps still enjoying the Patong party atmosphere, the man invited the ladyboy up for a drink, even though it was 6am.

Three hours later, say Patong police, the tourists contacted them to complain that they had been robbed.

According to the Moroccan couple, the three new friends enjoyed each others' company until 9am, when the man went to the toilet and told his wife to pay the ladyboy.

At that point, the couple said, the ladboy slugged the woman with a bottle of Red Label, grabbed the woman's bag and departed.

There was 52,000 baht in the bag, the couple said.

Ladybody Patrawee Pangbudee, 25, was arrested before noon and the couple's money was returned, police said.

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all's well that ends well. I love a happy ending

Posted by chrisT on October 22, 2012 13:12

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Sex, drinks, assault and roddery, sounds like a normal day in Phuket, what's all the fuss.

Posted by dbate_me on October 22, 2012 14:54

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lol..got my d's and b's mixed up.. Ed, be a good editor and fix it...:)

Posted by dbate_me on October 22, 2012 16:17

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You may have been right the first time.

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and were the couple charged with anything??

Posted by another steve on October 22, 2012 16:23

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What would the victims be charged with, another steve? Buying a buddy?

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That is a fine, speedy investigation, work and very good outcome!
Excellent done by Patong's "men in brown".
I believe the Police knows the usual suspects and informants very good.

Posted by Alfred on October 22, 2012 17:54

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A couple of years back Patong Police blacklisted a lot of Ladyboys. Don't know if the practise still prevails but what I've seen along the years here is that the police are very keen to pursue any crimes committed by ladyboys.

Either way, job well done.

Posted by Andrew on October 22, 2012 18:48

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If you steal 50,000 baht, you will be pursued, Andrew, whether you are a ladyboy or not.

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And what can we learn of this ?????
Never take ladyboy from outside soi crocodile :)

Posted by jorgen48 on October 22, 2012 20:00

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Some of us don't need to learn that, jorgen48.

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The lesson is: don't keep lots of money in your bag that you can't afford to lose. You don't always get it back.

Posted by Ty on October 22, 2012 20:36

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Ed Its the same with me !!!!
I'm straight !!!
And just so you know it !! IT WAS A JOKE

Posted by jorgen48 on October 23, 2012 04:44

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@ED..a sense of humour, roddery, I like, thank for making my day.

Posted by dbate_me on October 23, 2012 07:51

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Had my chain stolen/lost on bangla road. 30/12/12. Lady boy put her arm around me me for a 10 secs ,I pushed away and she/he ran off. I assume it was swiped. Reported to the police but cant see it turning up. So sentinmental value reward is offered. Cheers

Posted by dinos chain on January 6, 2013 18:12


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