Vigilant villagers mount motos, run down thief

Vigilant villagers mount motos, run down thief

Villagers in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district took it upon themselves to arrest a homeless motorbike thief on Wednesday.

Police said a motodop parked his ride that morning and wandered off to find customers.

Seizing an opportunity, the accused jumped on the ride and sped away. Community spirit prevailed, however, and a horde of incensed villagers gave chase on motorbikes.

The man, promptly caught, confessed that sheer desperation had driven him to steal. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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