Ukrainian tourist charged for theft

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Voloymer Behal has been sent to jail for stealing money. DAP News

A 29-year-old Ukrainian tourist has been arrested and charged on Tuesday by a provincial court prosecutor for allegedly stealing the properties of a Chinese businessman in the province of Preah Sihanouk.

According to Heang Kosal, a police officer with the Preah Sihanouk provincial crimes investigation department, the suspect was identified as Voloymer Behal, 29,  a tourist from Ukraine. He was charged with “theft” and faces punishment of six months to three years in prison.

The suspect was arrested Monday afternoon in the province of Preah Sihanouk in accordance to a complaint filed by a 29-year-old Chinese businessman, Yang Hai Wei. On the midnight of March 26, at about 3 AM, the suspect entered the Sangkat 4 rented house while people in the household were sleeping.

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“The suspect targeted other foreigners. The stolen goods belonged to foreigners and tourists in the province,” said Mr Kosal. “CCTV recordings showed [Mr Behal] entering [Mr Wei’s] rented house in Sangkat 4 while Mr Wei was asleep at 3 AM.”

The police seized ten phones,  7,000 Thai Bhat;  900 Yen; 290 Hong Kong dollars; 17 ATM cards and $3,600 in cash.

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