Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Inmate on lam: Man climbs prison wall, flees on bike

Inmate on lam: Man climbs prison wall, flees on bike

Inmate on lam: Man climbs prison wall, flees on bike

Inmate on lam
Police in Kampong Speu province are searching for an inmate who broke out of the province’s Kravan commune prison on Tuesday.

The escaped prisoner, Tem Vibol, 29, who was awaiting trial on drug charges, had taken his chances and climbed over a barbed-wire fence when prisoners were let out for exercise, said a provincial police official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Vibol had hopped onto the back of a waiting motorbike and sped off before prison guards could stop him, the official added.

Vibol, who was originally from Kandal province, was arrested in January in a village in Kampong Speu on drug charges and had been in prison since.

Keo Sothea, a provincial court prosecutor, confirmed that Vibol had escaped.

He said police have since launched a manhunt and are actively searching for him.

MOST VIEWED

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group