Preah Sihanouk provincial military police office sent six suspects to provincial court on November 15 for burglarizing a victim’s house in Sihanoukville on November 13.
Provincial Military Police crime bureau chief Sek Sony said: “Experts already questioned these six people for burglary. I sent them to the court for further law procedures.”
He added that police were alerted to the situation when the victim filed a complaint after he was told by family members about the burglary.
A Military Police officer who asked to remain anonymous said on November 15 that authorities had found some of his stolen goods and returned them.
The Military Police added that the victim, a 23-year-old Cambodian, is a seller in Sihanoukville’s Commune 4. He lost three diamond pendants, three diamond rings, four pairs of diamond earrings, 15 bracelets, a golden ring, a pair of golden earrings, eight pairs of platinum earrings, seven platinum necklaces, 11 platinum bracelets and $500.
Cheap Sotheary, the provincial coordinator for rights group Adhoc told The Post on November 15 that authorities have been attempting to stem the tide of crime in the province.
“Crime makes people feel really concerned about their safety while travelling and living. I call for authorities to further search for the offenders’ network to punish them according to law,” she said.