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Suspected Kampot highwaymen caught

Suspected Kampot highwaymen caught

Police have arrested two men who allegedly killed a 13-year-old boy and injured two others, with a single shot from an AK-47 during an attempted highway robbery in Kampot province’s Chhouk district last year.

Suspects Moung Reth, 53, and Ouk Moeun, 40, were arrested on April 4 and are thought to be behind other armed robberies in the area, according to James McCabe, of the Child Protection Unit, which helped investigate the Kraing Snay commune shooting.

They will likely be charged with aggravated murder and the robberies, McCabe said. The incident occurred on November 14, when the victims refused to give up their motorbike to the suspects. A single bullet passed through three of the boys, killing one, according to McCabe.

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