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Officer, pal allegedly snatch chain

Officer, pal allegedly snatch chain

Stolen necklace

The son of a high-ranking military police official – himself a military police officer – and one other man were arrested on Saturday for allegedly snatching a gold chain from the neck of a young woman, police said yesterday.

Charmkarmon district Police officer Dy Sarom said that Ly Sona Pheaktra, son of municipal military police deputy commander Ly Khatsay, and his alleged accomplice would be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today.

A deputy chief of the Chamkarmon district police, who asked not be named, said that the snatching caused the alleged victim to crash her motorbike, but she recovered and managed to chase the suspects to the Rock KTV hall south of Mao Tse Toung Boulevard. There, she called to nearby police, who arrested the two, he said.

Police so far have been unable to recover the chain, which they believe was handed off to two other suspects.

The arrestees could not be reached for comment.

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