A British tourist said a Thai woman whom he invited to his room to hang out in Pattaya had stolen an expensive Rolex watch from him and fled. The wristwatch cost almost one million baht, according to the victim.
The British man, Mr. Mark B., 39, was bathing in his condominium’s bathroom while the woman was waiting outside. After he emerged from his bathroom, he discovered that the woman had vanished, and she had allegedly taken with her Mark’s Rolex watch, with a gold strap and a diamond-encrusted face worth nearly one million baht.
The victim filed a report with Pattaya Police and later gave an interview with The Pattaya News yesterday, May 7th. He said he did not know the name of the suspect as he had just met her at his condo in the Jomtien area of the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, a few days ago.
The man stated that the incident happened in the evening yesterday. He stated he had invited the woman to his room just to hang out. When he saw that the woman had taken off with his expensive wristwatch, he ran after her and only saw her escaping around the corner.
Pol Capt Chonlawit Athipansi, deputy investigator at the Pattaya Police Station, told The Pattaya News that police are attempting to identify and locate the suspect. He promised that police would retrieve the stolen item for the victim as it had a sentimental value to him.