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Former prisoner robs his guard

Former prisoner robs his guard

A prison guard was allegedly robbed by a former inmate yesterday, who took him out drinking and then stole his Toyota Camry and jewelry, a police official said.

Hou Sen, a guard from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison, was reporedly lured to a restaurant by a former inmate and robbed blind after the pair drank alcohol until about 4:30am in the capital’s Dangkor district, Sorn Karo, a police officer from the Ministry of Interior, said yesterday.

“He was friends with this robber when he was jailed in Prey Sar Prison.

“He was robbed by his friend after he lured him to have a drink in Dangkor commune,” he said.

The suspected thief, he said, also ran away with a 2.4 Troy ounce platinum bracelet and 600,000 riels (US$146) in cash as well as the guard’s other belongings.

The perpetrator had just been released from prison less than two months ago, Sorn Karo added.

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