Two Israeli tourists told Pattaya police and the Associated Pattaya Press early this morning that they were pickpocketed by transgender thieves in Pattaya.
At 2:00 AM on Soi 2 in Central Pattaya the tourists, both Israeli citizens, 21-year-old Ahmad Mohammad and 33-year-old Mojahad Samir called police to report a pickpocketing theft.
The two men told Pattaya Police that they had been walking back to their hotel when they were approached by two transgender individuals who approached them in a flirtatious manner.
The two suspects began to hug and caress the men, offering to accompany them. The victims told police they were not interested and walked away. It was only after the suspects had left that the victims discovered they had lost 2800 baht and 2500 baht.
The tourists immediately called police.
Pattaya Police told the press they will review CCTV in the area and track down the suspects.