Pattaya police have arrested a “ladyboy” who stole money from a British tourist’s pocket.

Pattaya police were hunting for the suspect who allegedly stole money from the man on Walking Street this week.

Police continued their investigation to track down the suspect after the tourist made an official complaint, including security video as evidence.

Officers say they arrested 29-year-old ladyboy Wilart “Nan Soi 8” Wongsuwan at her room in south Pattaya.

Ladyboy’ arrested British tourist theft in Pattaya

She told police she had been unemployed and was drunk at the time. Wilart reportedly admitted removing Bt20,000 from the man’s pocket and said she had spent all the money. She faces charges of “night theft”, according to the Pattaya police.