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Suspect’s getaway garb takes cue from religion

Just when you thought the craze of pawning your friend’s motorbike couldn’t get any more sophisticated, a man who indulged in such criminal activity was arrested on Friday disguised as a monk.

The man, 31, convinced his friend in Kampong Speu province that lending him his wheels was a good idea and sped towards the capital for an easy payday.

After getting $400 out of a pawnbroker, the man then stole a saffron robe in his bid to escape the authorities’ clutches.

Perhaps knowing his friend too well, the victim tracked him down and turned him over to police. KOH SANTEPHEAP



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