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Charges prepared in alleged gold heist

Military police in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday prepared charges for a suspect in a jewellery heist.

The perpetrator was arrested on Monday in Veal Meas village in Preah Sihanouk’s Prey Nub district.

Keo Sophal, Preah Sihanouk deputy military police commander, confirmed that authorities are looking into the case.

“I cannot provide detailed information about this crime since experts are working on it at the moment,” he said.

The suspect, Nam Vorn, 35, is believed to have been involved in a robbery at Preah Sihanouk’s Chine Market.

He was apprehended after one of his alleged accomplices was being searched by police.

However, authorities said a search of the suspect’s house did not turn up any evidence, though they found tools used to repair electrical devices.

The robbery in question took place during the morning of June 14.

Two men reportedly robbed a jewellery vendor after firing a warning shot into the air.

The victim, Heng Chhunteng, 60, was also reported as being injured during the ordeal.

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