Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Armed bike robbers charged and jailed

Armed bike robbers charged and jailed

Armed bike robbers charged and jailed

The Takeo Provincial Court on Friday charged three men over a string of armed robberies in which their victims were shot.

Chief of Takeo’s serious crime bureau Sem Socheat identified the accused as Thou Thun, 42, Hun Rithy, 26, and Rim Ran, 36.

He said they were arrested on February 11 in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district after being involved in armed robberies in January and on February 6.

“Thun was charged with two offences – attempted murder and theft with aggravating circumstances. His two accomplices were charged with only theft with aggravating circumstances. They were put in jail,” he said on Sunday.

He said Thun was the perpetrator who robbed and shot the victims, seriously injuring them. The other two accused just colluded with him, he said, adding that they used guns to threaten victims to steal their motorbikes in Kampot province and Phnom Penh.
“I questioned Thun. He said he and his two accomplices never killed anyone,” Socheat said.

Socheat said the Ministry of Interior crime department police was asked to aid in the capture of the suspects.

Crime department police arrested them along National Road 3 in Por Sen Chey district, he said.

On February 6, Thun planned to attack and rob a man he was jealous of over a love affair with a woman, he said.

Earlier on January 12, he also robbed and shot another victim to take his motorbike. The victim suffered a serious injury to his leg.

Takeo province’s Bati district deputy police chief Khuth Lou said Thun had two arrest warrants against him.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Education’ a priority traffic-law penalty

    A top National Police official on June 21 neither rejected nor confirmed the authenticity of a leaked audio message, which has gone viral on social media, on a waiver of fines for a number of road traffic-related offences. General Him Yan, deputy National Police chief in

  • Pursat Ford assembly plant opens

    The Kingdom’s first Ford assembly plant was inaugurated on June 16 in Pursat province amid rising demand for brand-new vehicles among Cambodians. The facility is seen as a game changer for the domestic automobile industry, which could bring a wave of investors seeking to cash

  • Volunteer scheme to foster ‘virtuous’ humanitarian spirit

    A senior education official said volunteer work contributes to solidarity and promotes a virtuous humanitarian spirit among the youth and communities. Serei Chumneas, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, made the comment during the opening of a training programme called “

  • Siem Reap’s $18M zoo said to educate public, help wildlife

    Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium Co Ltd has invested $18 million in a zoo in Siem Reap province, which will be opened in October to educate and promote animal conservation as well as attract national and international tourists. Currently, the Angkor Wildlife and Aquarium is building the

  • Angkor photo rules clarified

    The Apsara National Authority (ANA) denied that it had banned the use of camera tripods in the Angkor Archaeological Park, explaining that the confusion stemmed from a long-standing rule which required commercial photographers and videographers to apply for permission to film. The explanation followed a

  • $50B infrastructure plan en route

    The government’s upcoming $50 billion,10-year infrastructure master plan will provide tremendous investment opportunities for domestic and foreign entities, transport experts and economists say. Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol revealed the plan to Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami on June 15. At