14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

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14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 04, 2018 3:18 pm

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Phnom Penh: On May 4 at 9:30 am, a 14 year old teenager, Phol Pholla, was arrested after tying to snatch iPhoneX from a foreign woman in a tuk tuk, in Phreah Norodom boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Basak, Khan Cham karmorn, Phnom Penh.

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Leading up to the snatch and grab incident, there were two foreign women seeing the sights of Phnom Penh in a tuk tuk, and they were taking a picture in front of The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, when suddenly the suspect rode his motorbike to the right side of the tuk tuk, then tried to snatch the phone from the woman taking the photo.
However, the wannabe thief was unable to grab the phone, and his motorbike fell down after he collided with the tuk tuk. After that, the local police were able to pick the suspect up off the road and arrest him immediately.
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The suspect was first detained at Tonle Bassac post, then transfered to Khan Chamkar Morn police station. There doesn't seem to be any talk about reeducating him or sending him to social services. However, he is a minor.
The foreign ladies and the iPhone were unharmed. The amount of damage done to the tuk tuk is not mentioned.
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Re: 14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by hanno » Fri May 04, 2018 3:22 pm

iPhone were unharmed
Thank God!
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Re: 14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by bolueeleh » Fri May 04, 2018 6:32 pm

bike looks pretty new, WTF
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Re: 14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by dron » Fri May 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Usually kids with money that do this shit. Poor people are busy trying to dig food out of the trash or selling their bodies to give their mom's card playing money.
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Re: 14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by ricanguy » Fri May 04, 2018 9:19 pm

Damn must have been one hell of a tumble
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Re: 14yo Arrested after Trying to Snatch iPhone from Foreigners in a Tuk Tuk

Post by Kuroneko » Fri May 04, 2018 9:21 pm

ricanguy wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Damn must have been one hell of a tumble
Sliped in the shower, ops tripped on the road! :D
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