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Play guns, real arrests

Police arrested three alleged “armed” robbers on Sunday after they used plastic pistols to steal $70 and a mobile phone from an elderly woman in Dangkor district’s Prey Veng commune in Phnom Penh.

According to district police chief Mom Sovath, students Kang Samedy, 21, Kang Chantheara, 20, and Chhun Panha, 20, will be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today to be officially charged, and could face more than five years in prison if found guilty of the suggested charge of armed robbery.

“They entered the old woman’s house to rob her,” Sovath said.

“They used the plastic pistols to rob her . . . After the robbery, they escaped to hide in Takhmao town, in Kandal province.”

The three were arrested after the victim filed a complaint to police, he added.

 To contact the reporter on this story: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea at reaksmeykongkea.buth@phnompenhpost.com

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