Theft at first bite: crocs watched as moto lost

Theft at first bite: crocs watched as moto lost

While sightseeing at a Battambang crocodile preserve on Wednesday, a teen was preyed upon not by the reptiles but a jobless Poipet man who couldn’t resist easy pickings.

The 17-year-old left his father’s moto parked in the open, and distracted by the crocodiles, found himself robbed of the wheels.

The boy’s father filed a complaint, and the 32-year-old suspect was arrested the next day when he confessed, adding that he had never stolen before. RasmeI Kampuchea

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