At 9.30pm, on the evening of October 1, Pattaya Police received reports of a robbery on Second Road, outside the Grand Sole Hotel.
At the scene patrols found a group of Chinese tourists who were waiting for them, and in shock.
The victim, thirty-year-old Mr Jang Jinsheng, said they were strolling along the road when he was approached by a ladyboy who pushed him, snatched his gold necklace, worth around 60,000 baht, and ran off.
He said the suspect jumped onto a black Honda Wave motorbike, driven by another ladyboy, and sped off.
Mr Jinsheng said it was the group’s first visit to Thailand and that they hope the police can catch the thieves.
A patrol was sent to look for them but no trace could be found.
CCTV footage will be reviewed in an attempt to identify the suspects.
Mr Jingsheng also said that he doubted his group would ever return to Thailand after their experience.
Report by Pattaya One News Team