Three armed robbers convicted yesterday of stealing from a tycoon and injuring his bodyguard face five years in prison and $18,000 in compensation fees.
Meoun Em, also known as Krabei (Mr Buffalo), 34, Lim Try, 33, and Seng Sokun, 29, were convicted of the 2012 robbery of Oknha Lork Hour, according to Sin Visal, a Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge.
On September 2, 2012, the tycoon and his bodyguard were driving through the capital’s Dangkor district on their way to pay for a new Lexus.
“The robbers pointed pistols at the victims and threatened to kill them. And when the tycoon’s bodyguard tried to protect his boss, the robbers shot and seriously wounded his right leg,” said Keo Savuth, a district police officer.
The robbers collected the tycoon’s $15,000 and pocketed his gold watch.
The three were arrested in March last year.
Meoun Em claimed he was a scapegoat and had no knowledge of the incident.