The pickings were easy for three men combing a beach in Koh Kong for valuables on Monday.
Unfortunately for them, however, they themselves became easy pickings for patrolling police.
After waiting for a tourist to leave his belongings unattended and take a dip in the ocean, the crew swooped.
But three was a crowd – one the swimmer soon noticed. He alerted police, who found the men and returned the phone and passport. DEUM AMPIL