Subscribe Search

Search form

Phone thieves target tourist to no avail

Phone thieves target tourist to no avail

A tourist with quick hands didn’t let phone snatchers in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district ruin his holiday when they tried lifting his cellphone on Wednesday.

Police say the Korean man was checking a GPS app for the location of his hotel when two guys pulled up and grabbed the device.

Immediately taking it back, the visitor – aided by folks nearby, of course – shouted for the thieves to be apprehended.

The pressure of the situation caught up with the suspects, as they left their scooter behind and fled. Cops came later to take the moto and record a statement from the sprightly sightseer.

Koh Santepheap


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said