On June 14, 2019, investigative team from Pattaya Police Station together with Chonburi province’s immigration police led by tourist police in Pattaya have arrested a Laotian ladyboy accused of stealing belongings from a Finnish tourist’s bag at Pattaya’s Walking Street on June 13.
Identified later as Yaao Wongmanee, a Laotian man aged 31 was arrested with the pink bag containing 17,000 THB cash that he stole from Finnish man aged 42, Mikko Tapio Tarvonen.
According to the police, on the night of June 13th, Tarvonen filed a complaint with on-duty police stationed at Pattaya Walking Street. He told the police that he was approached by the suspect who pretendedly helped him take his money from the ATM located at Pattaya’s Walking Street.
The suspect then asked Tarvonen out for a drink at nearby bar before Tarvonen got pickpocketed by the suspect who immediately ran away.
After been notified, the police immediately headed off to search for the suspect and ultimately arrested the Laotian ladyboy found along with Tarvonen’s belongings. Yaao has been taken to a police station for prosecution.