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Heavy price: Seven years for stealing three motos

Heavy price: Seven years for stealing three motos

Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced two motorbike thieves to seven years in prison yesterday, while charges against their two alleged accomplices were dropped.

Judge Heng Kesaror said that 19-year-old Soeung Thona and 24-year-old Kong Rana were found guilty of stealing three motorbikes from a warehouse in Tuol Kork district’s Teuk La’ak III commune last December. They were convicted of “stealing with aggravating circumstances and drug use”, Kesaror said. “The court sentenced [them] to seven years each in prison.”

Charges against two other men, 26-year-old Seng Pov and 27-year-old Bun Sith, were dropped.

“There was not enough evidence to show that Seng Pov and Bun Sith were linked to this case,” Kesaror said.

Colonel Huoth Chan Yarann, Tuol Kork district police chief, said Thona and Rana were found to be in possession of just two of the motorbikes, while the third was sold to Pov and Sith.

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