Woman exchanges her cash, loses her freedom

Woman exchanges her cash, loses her freedom

A 22-year-old woman in Kandal province’s Takhmao district was nabbed on Tuesday following a less-than-subtle attempt to steal 1 million riel ($250) from a money-changing shop.

After exchanging some money herself, the perpetrator waited for the shop’s proprietor to become distracted by another customer, before grabbing the cash and scurrying out the door.

Alerted by the woman’s haste, the shopkeeper quickly realised what she had done and yelled for the police, who happened to be nearby. The woman was arrested in a flood of tears. KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,