Police in Chamkarmon district’s Boeng Keng Kang II commune on Sunday arrested a massage shop owner and two masseuses who drugged a Chinese tourists and stole $1,100 from him after he fell asleep.
Second Lieutenant Em Vuthy, a commune police officer, yesterday identified the suspects as Sok Keang, 51, who owned the Khmer Traditional Oils Massage shop, Ly Sreytouch, 34, and Chan Theary, 38.
He said that on Sunday night the victim visited the shop to get a massage that cost $5 per hour.
“The victim claimed that during the massage, the masseuse mixed a sedative with the oil and massaged him,” he said. “When the victim was sleeping, the three suspects stole $1,100 from his bag.”
“After he left the shop, the victim checked his bag and found that the money was missing. He returned to the shop and confronted the owner and masseuse who denied taking it,” he added.
Sec Lt Vuthy said the victim lodged a report and when police intervened, the owner returned the money.
The three suspects were then arrested and detained at the police station for questioning.
A district police officer, who asked not to be named, said yesterday that the three suspects were still being detained. “We have accused them of theft and they face up to three years in jail if convicted,” he said. The suspects will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court today.