Two workers arrested for stealing 3,000 garments

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
One of the accused workers. Supplied

Two garment factory workers were arrested by police yesterday for allegedly stealing 3,000 items of clothing from the factory where they worked in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district.

Hour Mengvang, chief of Sen Sok district police, identified the two suspects as Mov Lihuoy, 32, deputy chief of administration at the Ming Roy Kheang Garment Factory, and Soth Sambath, 35, administrative staff at the same factory.

He said that according to a complaint by a representative of the factory, which is owned by a Chinese businessman and located in Chom Chao commune, the factory on Friday lost 3,000 items of clothing including trousers and shirts from its warehouse.

Mr Mengvang added that factory representatives then checked CCTV footage and saw the two suspects taking clothes from the warehouse and out of the factory.

They filed a lawsuit against the suspects along with the evidence to district police for intervention.

“The suspects were arrested in accordance with the factory’s complaint,” he said. After their arrests, Mr Mengvang added, police brought the two to their house in Sen Sok district and seized 1,638 pairs of trousers and 50 T-shirts from them.

The suspects were detained at the district police station. They were preliminarily charged by police with theft and will be sent to the municipal court for questioning today.

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