Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ‘Cigarette thieves’ smoked out

‘Cigarette thieves’ smoked out

Two foreign nationals were sent to Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison yesterday after attempting to high-tail it away from Paragon supermarket with 17 cartons of cigarettes last week.

The suspects – Dutch national Johan Becker, 59, and American national Jeffery Alan Adams, 51 – were charged at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday before being remanded into custody.

Becker was seen on Friday putting the cigarettes into a bag while the men walked around the supermarket before handing it to Adams who walked out of the store, according to a local official. Adams made his getaway on a waiting moto, while Paragon security detained Becker.

The following day, police arrested Adams at his rented apartment in Phsar Kandal I commune.

Prum Yan, a clerk at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said that the two men were charged with “stealing 170 boxes of cigarettes” from the supermarket in Daun Penh District’s Chey Chumneas commune.

“They both were charged this morning by the Municipal Court’s prosecutor with stealing, and their case now has already been transferred to an investigative judge for further investigation and a verdict,” he said.

Attempts to reach the two men were unsuccessful yesterday.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".