Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police advise vendors on crime prevention

Police advise vendors on crime prevention

Police advise vendors on crime prevention

In a bid to reduce the number of gold merchants being robbed, authorities have met with vendors to discuss heightened safety measures.

Police suggested three strategies during a meeting in Daun Penh district hall last week: an alarm button under the counter, thicker glass for display cases and better communication among vendors and police.

Touch Naruth, police chief of Phnom Phen, said gold vendors should be especially vigilant at midday because it is during lunchtime that police are not stationed at their posts, allowing criminals to operate more freely.

Many would-be robbers also track the daily movements of vendors to identify the best time to strike, he warned. "We have deployed hundreds of police officials to be stationed at markets as watchdogs to crack down on thieves to ensure safety and security," he said.

Touch Naruth confirmed that 15 suspects were arrested last week in connnection with recent robberies in the capital.

According to local newspaper reports, five were related to the robbery of a Korean man, three were related to an attempted robbery in Dangkor district, three were linked to a gold robbery in Prek Leap commune and four were arrested in connection with the recent theft of a motorcycle at gunpoint.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Phnom Penh governor: Show Covid-19 vaccination cards, or else

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng late on October 5 issued a directive requiring all people aged 18 and over and the parents of children aged 6-17 to produce Covid-19 vaccination cards when entering schools, markets, malls, marts, eateries and other business establishments that have been permitted

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia seeks probe into 'false reports' on Hun Sen's alleged Cypriot passport

    Minister of Justice Koeut Rith on September 6 wrote a letter to his Cypriot counterpart Stephie Dracos requesting cooperation in investigating and providing the truth in relation to the "exaggerative and false allegations" that Prime Minister Hun Sen holds a Cypriot passport. In his letter, the

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • 'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions

    More than a dozen heads of state and government, from Jordan to Azerbaijan, Kenya and the Czech Republic, have used offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a far-reaching new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (