A snapshot of freedom flushed down the toilet

A snapshot of freedom flushed down the toilet

A would-be thief on Saturday tried to get a free camera out of a toilet trip. The 33-year-old suspect printed out documents at a printing shop in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district, police said.

He then asked the store’s owner to use the bathroom, where he fidgeted with the toilet to make the water run continuously.

Leaving the restroom, the man told the owner the toilet was broken and tried nicking a Nikon camera while the owner looked at the toilet.

The crime was foiled by the owner’s cousin, who saw the theft and called police. The suspect was arrested. NOKORWAT

MOST VIEWED

  • Temi tourism project approved by the CDC

    The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday. The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (

  • Rainsy will return at ‘favourable time’

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Charles de Gaulle, he would only do so at a “favourable time”. “I will go back to Cambodia

  • US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s

  • NagaWorld casino sees net profit of more than $390M last year

    Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a 53 per cent net profit increase last year at $390.6 million, a sum which is almost equal to the combined net profit of all Cambodian commercial banks in 2017. NagaWorld’s parent company, NagaCorp Ltd, is listed on the Hong Kong