Three men tried to get their feet in the door on Tuesday at a garment factory in Meanchey district but ended up in cuffs.
The trio allegedly broke the factory lock and found computers and electrical wires, among other shiny objects to pinch.
They loaded up a sack of goodies and left before being found by Military Police nearby. When police questioned them, they said the door had been open.
Unmoved, the police sent them to court for questioning.