S'porean man's S$1,100 gold necklace gone after hugging woman in Bangkok

An ulterior motive.

Alfie Kwa | March 09, 2023, 05:57 PM

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A Singaporean man was allegedly robbed of his 30,000 baht (S$1,100) necklace on the streets of Bangkok after receiving a hug from an illegal Cambodian transwoman, reported Thai news site The Thaiger.

What happened?

On Mar. 8 at around 12:30am, the 52-year-old victim, Andy Koh, and a friend were walking back to their accommodation, said the Lumphini police in Bangkok in a Facebook post.

They were walking under Asok BTS Station near Soi Sukhumvit 17 when a person came towards them, hugged the man and unhooked his gold necklace, before sprinting off.

Koh's Thai friend, Yutthana, realised what had happened, ran after the woman and caught her.

They then called the police.

Woman arrested

A 36-year-old woman named Kinkon was arrested, The Thaiger reported.

During their investigation, the police found that she had entered the country illegally and did not have any personal documents.

They noted that she did not have any other illegal items on her.

Kinkon was arrested and has been charged with snatch theft.

If convicted, the perpetrator could be jailed for up to five years and fined up to 100,000 baht.


Images from Lumphini police/FB.