Shoe factory heist nets $30,000

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Police ruled out security guards as suspects. CEN

Police in Phnom Penh’s Por Senchey district are looking to arrest suspects involved in a $30,000-heist in Chaom Chao II commune on Monday.

Sao Sarith, commune police chief, said yesterday that the heist took place at a Chinese-owned shoe factory and that the suspects were meticulous.

“The suspects did not leave any stains or their fingerprints at all, so it is likely that they were wearing gloves when they committed the crime,” Mr Sarith said. “The factory owner was also careless because CCTV cameras installed did not work.”

“The factory also had two security guards, but they said that they were not aware of the incident,” he added. “The guards were not involved. The suspects came in a car when it was dark and when it was raining. It’s hard to make any conclusions right now.”

Mr Sarith identified the victim as 41-year-old manager Lee Ping. He noted that Ms Lee was responsible for keeping money in a safe.

Yim Sarann, district police chief, said that police were questioning the two security guards yesterday.

“Frankly speaking, we are consulting the experts right now and we cannot yet give details of our investigation,” Mr Sarann said. “We need to verify what is right – and we’ll make an arrest as soon as we are able to.”

He noted that the two security guards brought in for questioning were likely not involved.

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