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Soldier nabbed for alleged robbery

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The suspect is Hat Chhay, 42. Supplied

Soldier nabbed for alleged robbery

A soldier alleged to be involved in a robbery last week was detained by the Kampong Speu provincial police on Wednesday.

Reports have been sent to the provincial court on Thursday for further legal action, an officer said.

Sam Sak, head of the serious crimes bureau at the provincial police office, identified the suspect as Hat Chhay, 42. “During interrogation, the suspect claimed to be a soldier at the Brigade 70 unit. He will be sent to the Kampong Speu provincial court on Friday,” he said.

Sak told The Post that “no conclusion had been made as yet, as Chhay had not confessed to anything.”

Police arrested him along with his wife in the capital’s Toul Sangke commune, during which a handgun, ammunition, two mobile phones and some documents were seized. His wife was later released after being cleared of any involvement in the robbery.

Prior to issuing an arrest warrant on November 9, the Kampong Speu provincial court had summoned the suspect to appear at the police station for questioning.

If charged, Chhay is likely to face robbery charges under Articles 37, 94 and 114 of Criminal Code.

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