Robber Beaten to Death in Chom Chao

PHNOM PENH: A suspected thief was arrested in Kokkong Village, Sangkat Chom Chao 2, Khan Por Senchey, at 4:30 am, on October 26, 2018, with serious injuries. He then died the next morning.

The man named Cheam Ratha, 23, was caught while his accomplice, 27-year-old Phy Pet, escaped after breaking into the house of Kai Thak, 25,  a Moto-Dop, residing in Kokchong village, Chom Chao commune, Khan Por Senchey.

According to the victim, before the incident, his the family was sleeping in the morning, when the alarm clock sounded. Suddenly one of the suspects ran out of the house.  A motorcycle was waiting for the escape, but shouting caused other villagers to come out on the street. A fight broke out and one of the robbers was pulled off, as the Honda dream without license plates rode off.

The owner of the property was given back over more than $ 1,000 that had been stolen.

After the apprehension, the suspect was (*direct quote) “welcomed” by a citizen and later handed over to Chom Chao 2 cops to question and file a case to the Inspectorate of the District Inspectorate. But due to the excessive beating, the suspect was taken to hospital, where he died from the injuries sustained.

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