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Upon reflection, mirror theft was very bad idea

The black market for side-view mirrors is apparently alive and well in the capital.

Exhibit A is a pair of ne’er-do-wells who found police closer than they appeared whilst heisting a parked car’s mirrors on Tuesday in Russey Keo district.

Spotted by the vehicle’s owner, who was lunching nearby, cries of alarm went up and nearby police were soon in a footrace with the would-be thieves.

Quickly subdued, they blamed their lack of jobs for the penny ante crime.

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