Two Ugandan Women Arrested in Pattaya for Allegedly Robbing Canadian Man After Massage Session

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Pattaya —

Two Ugandan women were arrested yesterday evening in Pattaya for allegedly stealing money from a Canadian tourist during a massage session when the tourist fell asleep.

The arrest comes after the victim, identified by police only as Mr. Khalid, filed a complaint with Banglamung Police Station on June 10th, 2024. Mr. Khalid reported that he had been drinking on Walking Street in South Pattaya and invited the two women to his hotel room on Pattaya-Naklua Road for a drinking and massage session. He claimed to have paid them each 2,000 baht for their time. He then fell asleep during a massage and woke up to find his cash of over 90,000 baht missing from his safe box.

Mr. Khalid believed the two Ugandan women, who were already gone when he awoke, stole his money, so he immediately filed a complaint at the Banglamung Police Station.

Aiming to minimize damage to Pattaya’s tourism image, Banglamung police collaborated with Pattaya police and immigration officials to locate the women. On June 17th at around 6:25 PM, authorities, equipped with arrest warrants, eventually arrested the two women at an unidentified hotel in the Khao Phra Tamnak area. Police seized from the suspects clothing and afro wigs they wore during the alleged crime before taking them to the Pattaya Police Station to face charges of nighttime theft.

The women were publicly identified by Pattaya police as Mrs. Mariam Nakaiza, 38, and Mrs. Shibah Inemababazi, 28. They both are from Uganda.

Initially, the suspects denied the accusations, including the allegation that they were sex workers. They claimed they were hired by the tourist only for a massage and left after the intoxicated victim fell asleep.

However, police are unconvinced due to CCTV footage and other evidence. The women are currently in police custody awaiting further legal proceedings.

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PHOTO: ข่าวคนชล
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PHOTO: ข่าวคนชล


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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.