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Six arrested over robbery in capital

Six arrested over robbery in capital

Police on Tuesday arrested six suspects in connection with an armed motorbike robbery in the capital’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday, the Interior Ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department head Ngeng Chuo told The Post.

Chuo declined to reveal the suspects’ identities “since they were still being questioned at the police station and police are still looking into the case”.

However, an officer from the same department as Chuo, who wished to remain anonymous, identified them as Sok Vathanak, also known as Lin, 21; Him Reach, 17; Suo Rith, 17; Him Vuthy, 17; Bun Uddom,17; and Ra Sokleng, 18.

The officer told The Post that the six suspects, all of whom are men, were armed when they threatened to attack the victims and stole their motorbikes on the street.

“The suspects used handguns, wooden sticks and swords during the robbery. The weapons would not produce loud sounds [in the case of an attack], but they could still cause severe injuries to the victims. The authority took immediate action and have now detained them,” he said.

Police arrested the six men near Kbal Thnal bridge – also known as Monivong bridge – and confiscated five motorbikes off them. As of press time, it remains unclear how many motorbikes in total the suspects stole.

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