Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Guards arrested after mall ATM heist

Guards arrested after mall ATM heist

Guards arrested after mall ATM heist

Two security guards at Siem Reap town’s Lucky Mall were arrested and detained for questioning yesterday after thieves made off with the contents of two ATMs there belonging to ANZ Royal and Canadia Bank, police said.

According to deputy provincial police chief Thong Sakun, Canadia has already filed a complaint in the case, but ANZ had yet to do so.

The guards who were arrested were on duty at the time of the robbery, which occurred around dawn yesterday morning.

“The ATM machines were broken into in order to take the money. We do not know how much each ATM has lost, but Canadia Bank filed a complaint against Lucky Mall’s owner to pay $60,000 and 9 million riel (about $2,250),” he said.

“The two private security guards were on duty from 7pm till 7am, so we are under orders from the court prosecutor, who decided to arrest them for further investigation,” Sakun added.

ANZ staff in Siem Reap confirmed only that “the ATM machine is broken”, but declined to say whether it was the result of a robbery.

“Please go to withdraw your money [elsewhere] for awhile,” he added.

A representative of Canandia in Siem Reap could not be reached.

A staffer at Lucky Mall yesterday said he did not know anything about the robbery or the arrest of two security guards.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of