A former stylist in China robbed men he’d met online by dressing up as a beautiful woman, luring them to a hotel and drugging them, police said.
The 48-year-old, surnamed Tang, pretended to be a well-off, divorced woman who was just “looking for a good time.”
He’d entice men with sexy snaps over social media to hotel rooms in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
But once they were together, he’d slip them sleeping pills and make off with their cash and valuables.
Tang, who used the alias “Black Rose,” targeted at least six people with the sophisticated scam.
But he was finally captured when he invited 22-year-old Zhang Jun to a hotel.
Zhang awoke the next morning to find his mobile phone and cash had been pinched, and contacted police.
Cops had previously been unable to gain a good description of Tang.
But Zhang gave such a detailed account of what he looked like that officers were able to arrest him at another hotel later that day.
Reports said that not even police realised Tang was a man when they brought him into custody.
They had originally thought he was a female con artist, until he removed his wig and make-up.
Tang told authorities that he learnt how to do make-up when working in a barber shop during his younger years.
He is apparently married but separated from his wife, with whom he has a son in his 20s.
Tang is being held by police and will be charged on multiple counts of fraud and robbery.