Trio of bagsnatchers foiled by angry mob

Trio of bagsnatchers foiled by angry mob

Three young hoods made a better-than-hoped-for score, then lost it in mere moments on Wednesday after snatching a bag in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district.

Police said their victim had been dropping her kids off at school when the three suspects, aged 18 to 21, swooped by and grabbed her purse.

The woman immediately shouted for help, and our three delinquents were quickly swarmed by villagers. Inside? A cool $1,300, some 2,000 baht ($55) and an iPhone. All were returned, while the trio was sent to jail.

Deum Ampil

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,