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Fleeing purse theives do a crash and burn

Our run of thieves who can’t drive particularly well continued yesterday when a pair of bag-snatchers wiped out during a high-speed chase.

Authorities in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district said the duo, aged 21 and 27, fled on a motorbike after stealing a purse.

With police in hot pursuit, the twosome panicked and crashed, with one injuring his head. Villagers’ attempted to remedy the second man’s uninjured state, but police stepped in. Both suspects confessed. Deum Ampil

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