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Third arrest from alleged robbery gang

Third arrest from alleged robbery gang

Another alleged member of the gang suspected of being responsible for last month’s shootings of a Japanese tourist and an American expatriate was arrested following a shoot-out on Saturday.

Sok Hok, 28, was apprehended in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. Police said they spotted the suspect walking with a motorbike bearing the licence plate of a vehicle robbed at gunpoint earlier this month. When they tried to apprehend the suspect, he fired at police, who fired back. Eventually he surrendered.

According to police deputy chief Chuon Narin, Sok Hok is a member of the group behind eight robbery-shootings, including of the two foreign nationals.

Sok Hok himself was not involved in the shooting of the foreigners, Narin said.

“He is a partner of the two robbers we have arrested.… We will continue interrogating to find more accomplices,” he said.

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