A Nigerian national was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday for allegedly stealing $3,500 from his friend and his friend’s wife on Monday in Dangkor commune’s Borey Chamkar Doung, a gated community in Phnom Penh, according to district police chief Chim Sitha.
Sitha told The Post that his officials sent the suspect to court after they had finished questioning him.
Prey Sar commune police chief Sum Sary said the authorities received the initial complaint from a pregnant Cambodian woman on Monday morning.
The woman and her husband both claimed the suspect stabbed them, destroyed their property, and escaped with $3,500 at around 11:30am.
After receiving the complaint, authorities requested permission from the Phnom Penh municipal deputy prosecutor to surround the house in Borey Chamkar Doung. Once they arrived, they were able to detain the suspect.
“Right after the detention, I asked the suspect about the crime and he said it was not true. He said they want to harm him and I did not ask more. I have already sent this case to Dangkor district police. Let the judge make the decision,” he said.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Kuch Kimlong could not be reached for comment.