Mob beatdown gently preps us for New Year

Mob beatdown gently preps us for New Year

A bag-snatching duo got a free road-safety lesson in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Wednesday, after their dash through an intersection was ended abruptly by a car.

Having grabbed the bag from a woman riding her motorbike home from work, the 19- and 21-year-old suspects sped away, only to collide with the vehicle and find themselves on the deck.

An angry crowd formed and dished out a few punches before police arrived to cart them away. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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