Sleeping in the park, granny finds justice

Sleeping in the park, granny finds justice

A trio of miscreant men were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Saturday for allegedly stealing money from a sleeping old lady.

According to police, the victim – an elderly woman from Kampong Cham – had come to the capital to address some health concerns.

Sadly, she had no friends or relatives to stay with and decided to sleep in the park.

Police saw three men steal the woman’s purse containing $600 and promptly chased them, arresting them all.

Police have since sent the men to court.



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