Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fleetfooted Frenchman foils three bag thieves

Fleetfooted Frenchman foils three bag thieves

Fleetfooted Frenchman foils three bag thieves

An 18-year-old bag-snatcher was not fast enough to outrun a French tourist bent on returning his partner’s purse on Monday night.

Three thieves set upon a French couple along the riverside near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

After the bag was snatched, the boyfriend chased the culprits on foot.

He caught one of the thieves, while the other two threw the bag away and ran.

The apprehended bag-snatcher was handed over to police.

Kampuchea Thmey

MOST VIEWED

  • Some jobs off limits to foreigners from August

    Beginning from the second week of August, foreigners will be banned from driving taxis and tuk-tuks, as well as being motorcycle delivery drivers, street food vendors, hairdressers and product distributors among other lower-income jobs. Some white-collar jobs such as the head of human resources will

  • Chinese-owned shops are on the rise in central Phnom Penh

    Informal businesses owned by Chinese nationals are on the rise in central Phnom Penh, especially in Tonle Bassac commune, surrounding Koh Pich. Such businesses have sprung up notably in Central Market, Orussey Market, Sovanna Shopping Mall, Rattana Plaza, as well as Kakab commune across from

  • Sihanoukville authorities find 83 rubbish-packed containers

    Eighty-three containers packed with rubbish were broken open at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port by joint authorities on Tuesday. The origin of the containers has yet to be ascertained, Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said. Pheaktra, who is also the ministry’s secretary of state,

  • ‘Cambodia Democracy Act’ passed by US House

    The US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, on Monday, passed the “HR 526 Cambodia Democracy Act”, also known as the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. If signed off by th US president, the bill would allow two major sets of action to be taken against high-ranking