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Man in court over Poipet knife robbery

Man in court over Poipet knife robbery

BANTEAY Meanchey military police have sent a Chinese national to the provincial court for a robbery in which he allegedly put a knife to the throat of a female money exchange vendor in Poipet city on Monday.

The provincial military police communications officer Lak Phy told The Post on Tuesday that the 32-year-old suspect used a knife to rob the 34-year-old owner of the money exchange shop in Poipet commune’s Kbal Spean I village.

“The suspect’s activities amounted to robbery because he robbed the victim at knifepoint, but from a legal perspective, this case is considered as stealing with aggravated circumstances,” Phy said.

The Chinese national, he said, was sent to court on Tuesday by provincial military police.

The suspect entered the money exchange on Monday evening and pretended to be a customer. While talking with the vendor, he threatened her with a knife. He put the knife against her throat before taking money, the police report states.

The suspect, aware of watching bystanders, fled the scene but was later arrested by authorities.

Police confiscated a bag containing 50,000 Thai baht (around $1,560) and a small knife from the suspect.

Phy said the suspect was staying at a hotel in Poipet city.

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