’Tis the season … for more motorbike thefts

’Tis the season … for more motorbike thefts

Yet more Pchum Ben-related violence, this time in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district, early on Saturday, where four restaurant waiters were attacked at a pagoda by men wielding knives and swords.

The assailants threatened to kill their victims if they didn’t hand over a motorbike, causing mild injuries to some of them.

The terrified festival goers knelt down and begged to be spared, before the suspects escaped with the motorbike.

The injured catering workers were hospitalised. Police are looking for the bike thieves.

Koh Santepheap

MOST VIEWED

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia

    After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the

  • Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong

    Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,