Today was a strange day... Got up and left the room but as I walked past reception they said a note had been left for me, it was a mobile number and it said "I can help you find your phone, call me" so naturally I got the reception staff to help out and they called the number, turns out the lady who we phoned is friends with the ladyboy and asked for 10,000 Baht (£200) for my phone back, so I was being held to ransom!
After a discussion with the staff and the boys we took the number to the police station, who ultimately phoned the number and after much debate scared them off! I finally admitted defeat in getting my phone returned after a glimmer of hope.
Spent the rest of the day contacting Kacy to try sort out the insurance as quickly as possible in hope that I could get a phone sent out to me in New Zealand. Not the best of days.