A HOTEL on Koh Samui is upset with the island’s police for failing to catch a transvestite thief who stole from their guests 3 times in a row with the latest theft occurring on October 4, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported this morning (Oct 16, 2018).
The management of Secret Garden Hotel told reporters that they did not feel secure as this thief, who appears to be a transvestite, had hit the hotel 3 times leaving a gap of 4 to 5 months before striking.
At 5.04 a.m. on October 4 this same thief again stole 7,000 baht and 200 euros from a foreign guest as he slept in his room.
Although the management and the foreign guest went to the police taking a CCTV clip which clearly showed the thief’s face along as evidence, they said the police only gave a report to the foreigner to file for insurance claim with the case not making any further progress.
Miss Nadiyu Raimalee, a receptionist at the hotel, said the thief who was wearing a night suit, came into the hotel through the front door at around 5 a.m.
He then went around the swimming pool and tried to open room number 4, but it was locked. He next tried opening room number 5, and because the guest had forgotten to lock it, managed to go in. He came out and talked over the mobile phone, then went it again and came out carrying the guest’s bag.
He unsuccessfully tried opening room number 8, then ducked at some trees near room number 9, took out the money, left the bag in front of room number 8, and fled.
Top: CCTV images of the transvestite thief. Photo: Matichon