(4 December) Three Indian tourists have notified the police in Pattaya that they had been robbed of 60,000 baht by a gang of female scammers who posed as masseurs.
According to the victims, two Thai women approached them while they were walking along Pattaya′s beach road. The women then reportedly offered them massage service, which the victims accepted. The victims were later taken to a parlour in South Pattaya.
Another woman joined the group there, the victims told police.
After a while, the Indians said, the masseurs told them to move to another massage room. The women reportedly left first, but when the victims followed, they could not find the women and quickly realised that their belongings and cash worth 60,000 baht had been stolen.
The scammers also replaced contents in their wallets with papers, the victims said.
Initial report revealed that the room was rented by an unidentified tenant. Police had assured the victims that they would urgently investigate the case and arrest the masseur gang as soon as possible.
Pattaya police have in the past arrested a gang of massage scammers who lured their victims into the parlour while another accomplice lurked under the massage bed and silently stole the victims? wallets left in their pants.
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