Lack of petrol scuppers getaway for 2 robbers

Lack of petrol scuppers getaway for 2 robbers

When it comes to thievery, the devil is in the details, as a 19-year-old Kandal province man found out on Monday.

When the suspect and a 24-year-old alleged accomplice saw a moto parked about 100 metres away from its owner, he jumped on it and drove off, police said.

But soon after he sped away on the ill-gotten vehicle, it ran out of petrol.

When police arrested him, he confessed, adding that he and his accomplice steal bikes in the area regularly. Police sent the suspect to court. DEUM AMPIL

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said