Drunk Indian Tourist Claims to Lose 200,000-Baht Gold Bracelet to Pattaya Transwoman, Suspect Denies Accusations

Pattaya —

A drunk Indian tourist was reportedly pickpocketed by a transgender individual while passed out on Walking Street in Pattaya.

The incident was reported to Pattaya police in the early hours of December 4th by the Indian victim, Mr. Kotay Avisake, 40. The man claimed to have been robbed of his phone and a gold bracelet worth over 200,000 baht after falling asleep in front of a cannabis shop on Walking Street in South Pattaya.

Mr. Kotay stated that he had been drinking at an entertainment venue on Walking Street until he became very intoxicated. He then left the establishment and sat down near a nearby cannabis shop, where he then eventually dozed off. Upon waking up, he discovered, according to him, that his gold bracelet that he had purchased in India for 500,000 rupees or 200,000 baht was missing.

Mr. Kotay requested to review the CCTV footage from a nearby camera and saw a suspect, a transgender person, approaching him and seemingly taking something away from him. He immediately reported the incident to the Pattaya Police Station and provided the police with the CCTV recording.

In a swift operation, Pattaya police quickly identified the suspect and brought her in for questioning. The transwoman, only named by police as Natt, 33, reportedly admitted to taking the victim’s mobile phone while he was unconscious. However, Natt denied taking the gold bracelet and claimed that she also tried to return the phone to Mr. Kotay because she could not use it due to the passcode. She asserted that she did not steal Mr. Kotay’s 200,000-baht bracelet and promised to fully cooperate with the police.

Despite Natt’s denial, the Pattaya police are continuing their investigation and examining other CCTV cameras in the area. No further evidence has been found to confirm the victim’s account of the bracelet theft so far, according to the police. The authorities are also considering the possibility that Mr. Kotay may have misplaced the bracelet elsewhere before the incident.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.