Five security guards were charged by Kandal Provincial Court on Saturday for allegedly stealing thousands of men’s underwear from a garment factory they worked for in Kandal province’s Ang Snual district.
Ly Sopheak, an officer with Ang Snual district military police, identified the suspects as Phan Chanthan, 33, Tum Channy, 36, San Sath, 38, Duong Darith, 40, and Om Vandeth, 45.
They were all night security guards employed by the Chinese-owned Daly garment factory. Mr Sopheak said a complaint filed by the company said 17,800 items of men’s underwear were stolen from the garment factory.
“The suspects climbed the factory’s walls at midnight, cut open the corrugated metal roof and entered to steal the clothes,” he said.
“Administrative staff were suspicious after seeing the roof had been cut. After checking the stock, they found 17,800 items of men’s underwear had been lost. Staff later checked CCTV footage and saw the suspects taking the clothes.”
Mr Sopheak said the suspects were arrested on November 30. They were detained in prison following their court appearance on Saturday.