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Aborted tent theft sees homeless man beaten

A citizen's arrest prevented the theft of a tent in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday. Police said the suspect, a local homeless man, had a reputation for stealing things at night.

On the day in question, however, when he went to pinch a tent from the back of a parked truck, the owner saw him and detained him.

Bystanders roughed him up before police arrived, and the man reportedly confessed, saying he only stole to survive. Police are considering sending him for “education” in lieu of court. Nokorwat



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