German Drugged, Robbed in Pattaya Recovers Stolen Items

The sleeping pills, at right, were allegedly used to drug a German tourist whose possessions, at left, were recovered from 24-year-old suspect suspect Komkrit ‘Top’ Duangchan and displayed Wednesday at Pattaya Police Station.

PATTAYA — A woman confessed to drugging a German tourist to rob him, Pattaya police said.

Komkrit “Top” Duangchan, 24, told police she put a sleeping pill in the drink of a German tourist Sunday before stealing his watch, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and another Samsung smartphone.

“She was charged for robbery and drug use,” said Col. Sukthat Pumpanmuang, commander of Pattaya Police Station, saying Komkrit failed a drug test.

According to police, the German arrived at Pattaya police station Sunday night complaining he had been drugged and robbed by a transgender woman he took to his apartment near Jomtien Beach.

Investigators were led to Komkrit’s residence in Chonburi’s Sattahip district, where they said they found all the items reported stolen and arrested Komkrit. She had a prior record for drug-related crimes, police said.

Komkrit reportedly told police it was the first time she ever did such a thing, saying she learned the trick from another transgender woman.