Korean Tourist Reports 200,000 Baht Gold Necklace Stolen by Transwomen on Pattaya Beach

Pattaya —

A Korean tourist in Pattaya is calling for justice after he claimed to be robbed of a nearly 200,000 Baht gold necklace by transgender suspects on January 11th, 2024.

Seongmu Heo, 51, and his Thai friend, Ms. Surat Kongin, 43, took the incident to The Pattaya News on January 16th. They claimed that Mr. Seongmu was robbed by a group of three transgender women near Soi 5-6 on Pattaya Beach on January 11th.

Ms. Surat stated to The Pattaya News that Mr. Seongmu traveled to Pattaya on January 1st, 2024. On January 11th, he had finished dinner on Soi 2 and decided to go for a walk at the beach around 8 PM. Then Mr. Seongmu described a group of three transgender women approaching him and asking if he wanted to accompany them for erotic services, which he declined. They subsequently attempted to hug him, to which Mr. Seongmu responded by pushing them away. The group then left; however, upon checking his neck later, Mr. Seongmu discovered that his 5-baht-weight gold necklace, worth over 190,000 baht, was missing.

The Korean tourist immediately reported the theft to Pattaya Police. However, Mr. Seongmu alleged that he was later informed by the police that the crime scene area did not have a CCTV camera and that the police still weren’t able to find the suspects.

Disappointed with the police response and the lack of leads, Mr. Seongmu publicly urged the police to prioritize his case and apprehend the suspects as soon as possible. He felt the police hadn’t done enough to solve the case, citing the necklace carried a high value, and it has been days since he reported the theft

The Pattaya News will provide the police’s response as soon as it becomes available.


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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.