German national Lutz Mohler, aged 45, was beaten and robbed of 4,000 baht by two katoeys along Jomtien Beach Road. The suspects were later apprehended by police and identified as Phumin Saranat, aged 20 from Sakon Nakhon province, and Nopporn Jitsom, aged 21 from Chonburi.
Mohler said he was approached and struck by the ladyboys and was unable to escape, feeling dizzy and falling to the ground. The victim was sent to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment. The suspects confessed to police.