Bungled escape ruins robbers’ perfect crime

Bungled escape ruins robbers’ perfect crime

They say diamonds are forever, but criminal convictions usually are as well. Two men are pondering this after being arrested in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district for snatching a woman’s necklace on Monday.

The men, 27 and 23, were riding a motorcycle when they yanked the jewellery off the woman’s neck, police said.

The two men sped from the scene. But in an unlucky turn of events, crashed their moto mid-escape. Police caught up with the men and sent them to court. DEUM AMPIL

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