It was as amateurish an auto theft as it gets. Two men, 25 and 27, decided during the Khmer New Year to end their unemployment blues by dabbling, for the first time, in crime.
When a woman, 32, parked her motorbike outside a market in Poipet, the two wannabe crime kings stole it.
The owner needed only to shout for help and police nearby came to her aid, arresting the men with ease. A confession, though perhaps redundant given the circumstances, came swiftly. Nokorwat