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Three Chinese arrested in Sihanoukville knifing, robbery

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Three Phnom Penh residents were arrested in Sihanoukville after robbing a man at an ATM. Police

Three Chinese arrested in Sihanoukville knifing, robbery

Three people were arrested in Sihanoukville on Saturday for robbing a Chinese man at an ABA Bank.

Preah Sihanouk provincial police chief Chuon Narin told The Post on Sunday three Chinese people were apprehended and the case will be sent to the court on Monday.

He said the Chinese victim went to withdraw money at the ATM. When he came out, the suspects used two knives to stab him and dragged him into a car to rob him – or possibly kidnap him if there was a lot of money.

“Having received a tip through our hotline, we immediately launched a search and caught the assailants within the hour,” he said.

The provincial Criminal Police identified the victim as He Jin, a 28-year-old construction contractor.

The three suspects are Nang Lifu, a hotel cashier, Cheng Liangping, a restaurant worker, and Zheng Xianjin, a staffer at a supermarket. All are 38 and reside in Phnom Penh, Narin said.

Police found two knives and four mobile phones.

“They rented a hotel room, but hadn’t stayed for long before committing the crime,” he said.

He said police promptly arrived at the scene after receiving tips from witnesses, but the suspects had already fled.

The police then brought the victim to the minor crimes bureau to file a complaint and continued to search.

At around 7pm, police found the suspects hiding at a casino in Commune IV’s Village 4 and arrested them.

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