Street Thief Murdered by Mob
PHNOM PENH: A suspect who snatched a girl’s backpack and tried to escape was killed.
The incident took place at 12:50 on March 23, 2019, near a construction site in Group 8, Prek Takong Village, Sangkat Chak Angre Le, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh.
Police say the suspect, identified as Hun Sam Hul, a 35-year-old male in Prek Russey commune, Prekhor district, Takhmao City, Kandal province, had taken a pink bag from the victim, Meng Ratana Tevi, 23,
According to sources, before the incident, the suspect snatched the victim’s backpack and tried to escape, but the victim shouted for help.
The suspect jumped in a tuk-tuk but was chased by people, who caught up and began beating him, despite the traffic police trying to stop them.
The suspect was taken to hospital, but was dead on arrival.