Phone’s owner turns tables on lazy, dim thief

Phone’s owner turns tables on lazy, dim thief

A gullible phone thief got a bitter taste of just desserts on Saturday. The 17-year-old snatched an iPhone 5 from a man walking in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on January 30.

The teen found himself hounded with calls from the owner, who offered a cash reward in exchange for the device.

Eventually, the sticky-fingered crook chose to take the cash and end the phone stalking rather than change the SIM card. When he went to claim his money on Saturday, the thief found police waiting. DEUM AMPIL


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