A robber on the run found himself in hot water on Wednesday – well, water anyway. The 30-year-old man ditched his moto in the capital’s Russey Keo district while being pursued by police.
The suspect then ran through a rental house and dove into a pond. Villagers and police hauled out the thief, who officers arrested for illegal gun possession and multiple counts of robbery.
The police confiscated a motorbike, a car, a gun and a homemade rifle that the man said was used for “hunting”. Koh Santepheap