Kampong Chhnang man in up to his neck after theft

Kampong Chhnang man in up to his neck after theft

One moto thief found himself in deep trouble literally and metaphorically after being chased into a pond by police on Wednesday in Kampong Chhnang town.

Police say the suspect had broken into the home of a garment worker the previous day and swiped her set of wheels. After she arrived home that afternoon, noticed the crime and reported it, police ID’d the perp and began their search.

Luckily, he was spotted the next day and chased down a dead-end road. When he abandoned the ride and dove into a nearby swamp, officers surrounded and tossed rocks and sticks to flush him out.

Half an hour was all the muddy marauder could take and he was arrested as soon as he emerged.

Kampuchea Thmey

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,