Thieves who preyed on tourists arrested

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:

Four thieves who were known to target foreigners in Phnom Penh were arrested and charged with aggravated theft, weapons possession and drug use yesterday.
 
Prosecutors at Phnom Penh Municipal Court said the thieves stole two mobile phones from an Austrian man and a laptop from an Australian woman over the weekend in their latest attacks.
 
Ny Savuth, a police officer in Daun Penh district, said the group had stolen many other items in the past.
 
“They would drive around on motorbikes, snatching phones, bags, money or jewellery from other people on motorbikes, especially foreign tourists,” he said.
 
“They were arrested after tourists filed police complaints.” 
 
After the arrests, police seized the two stolen mobile phones and the laptop and returned them to their owners. 
 
Police also confiscated a motorbike, two knives, two axes, a small package of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 
 
The suspects were identified as Suon Vith, 22, Van Ny, 25, Chea Eng, 27, and Van Chan, 35.

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