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German ‘tourist’ Foreigner detained for bike theft

German ‘tourist’ Foreigner detained for bike theft

A German national was detained by police on Tuesday after he stole a motorbike on November 12, in Chambak village, Spean Meanchey commune, Sen Monorom town, Mondulkiri.

Sen Monorom town police chief Kan Penh named the suspect as Christopher Alexander Flura, 34.

He is a tourist who temporarily resided at a rented apartment located in Doeum Sral village in Sen Monorom commune.

The victim and owner of the motorbike was identified as Moeun Vichet, 28, from O’Spean village.

“The suspect attacked the victim and took the motorbike from him as he was under the influence of drugs. Upon his arrest, Flura tested positive for methamphetamine,” Penh said. He has since been sent to the provincial police.

Before the robbery, the suspect had been walking with his dog on the road. The dog jumped in front of the motorbike ridden by the victim. The suspect allegedly attacked the victim and rode off on the motorbike to his apartment.

After arriving, the suspect removed parts of the motorbike with the goal of hiding it. However, the victim talked to the police and after an investigation, Flura was arrested at his apartment.

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