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Bag snatchers face up to 30 years in prison

Bag snatchers face up to 30 years in prison

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday charged two young adults over “theft with aggravating circumstances”, following their bag-snatching activity which resulted in a death.

Ministry of Interior criminal police department head Ngeng Chou named the 21-year-old suspects as Khieu Phalla and Moeung Bun Veasna.

The former, Chou said, was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on November 6, while the latter was detained in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Court spokesperson Ly Sophana said the suspects face up to 30 years in jail for causing the victim’s death, as stipulated in Article 360 of the Criminal Code.

Choy Ang, 32, died at the scene, while his wife Soeun Sin, 30, sustained injuries after the motorcycle they were riding crashed during the bag-snatching incident in the capital on November 3.

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