Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Kammekor » Thu May 30, 2019 8:49 am

explorer wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:21 pm
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:08 pm
After the robbery, the woman went to file a complaint at the police station in that area, but for some reason, the police told her that they were unable to help her.
It is likely the police and criminals are working together, or the criminals are paying off the police.
It's also possible she didn't report the crime in the police station of the Sangkat where it happened, so they couldn't record it.....
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Sidewalker » Thu May 30, 2019 11:58 am

What a lot of biased responses :facepalm:
There are people who cannot imagine that there are other ways of life than their own life. :facepalm:
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by explorer » Thu May 30, 2019 3:56 pm

I am really amazed by the people making excuses for them.

A woman was robbed. It was done in such a way that they didnt care if she was seriously injured or killed. In Australia, a crime like that would result in years in jail.
NeverNude wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Obviously the tuktuk driver went the wrong way because that was the robbery plan. Nobody got the tuktuk drivers license plate or info?
It is difficult to come to any other conclusion than the tuk tuk driver was also involved.
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:08 pm
After the robbery, the woman went to file a complaint at the police station in that area, but for some reason, the police told her that they were unable to help her.
Police dont help people like this either when the police are involved in the crime, or when the criminals are paying off the police.

Why are people making excuses for criminals?
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Kammekor » Thu May 30, 2019 4:17 pm

explorer wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:56 pm
I am really amazed by the people making excuses for them.

A woman was robbed. It was done in such a way that they didnt care if she was seriously injured or killed. In Australia, a crime like that would result in years in jail.
NeverNude wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Obviously the tuktuk driver went the wrong way because that was the robbery plan. Nobody got the tuktuk drivers license plate or info?
It is difficult to come to any other conclusion than the tuk tuk driver was also involved.
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:08 pm
After the robbery, the woman went to file a complaint at the police station in that area, but for some reason, the police told her that they were unable to help her.
Police dont help people like this either when the police are involved in the crime, or when the criminals are paying off the police.

Why are people making excuses for criminals?
Come on, you were not there, you don't know what happened. Maybe the police was in the game as you seem to know for sure, but maybe the 'unidentified Western tourists' hardly spoke any English, or they reported at the wrong place?
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by fax » Thu May 30, 2019 5:15 pm

The unidentified Western tourist from Iran
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Kammekor » Thu May 30, 2019 5:48 pm

fax wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:15 pm
The unidentified Western tourist from Iran
or France.....
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Post by xandreu » Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 pm

If the police were involved, it would more than likely be one or two rogue officers. I'm very surprised that the police refused to help the woman.

Angkor Wat is Cambodia's cash cow, and if word starts getting around that not only is it unsafe, but the police couldn't care less what happens to the tourists who keep it going, it would have a massive impact on tourism for the country. It's the main reason most people visit here.
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Tarndog » Thu May 30, 2019 7:00 pm

explorer wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:56 pm
I am really amazed by the people making excuses for them.

A woman was robbed. It was done in such a way that they didnt care if she was seriously injured or killed. In Australia, a crime like that would result in years in jail.
NeverNude wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Obviously the tuktuk driver went the wrong way because that was the robbery plan. Nobody got the tuktuk drivers license plate or info?
It is difficult to come to any other conclusion than the tuk tuk driver was also involved.
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:08 pm
After the robbery, the woman went to file a complaint at the police station in that area, but for some reason, the police told her that they were unable to help her.
Police dont help people like this either when the police are involved in the crime, or when the criminals are paying off the police.

Why are people making excuses for criminals?
Explorer, don't you know it's wrong to complain about Cambodian criminals? There are a couple very active members here on CEO who remind us of that all the time.

It's only ok to criticize tourists and expats because those people just are hanging in the wrong crowd, and haven't managed to surround themselves with the abundance of upstanding, respectful, hard- working, honest Cambodians.
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Thu May 30, 2019 7:12 pm

Most expats are in Cambodia by choice although there are some that do not have the funds to return to their homeland or owe so much in spousal support they will be jailed upon return. Why would anyone choose to live in a country they considered filled with thieves, liars and cheats? Why would anyone choose to live with what they consider inferiors?

There are one or two posters on this forum that share their unhappiness only and never have a positive thing to say about the country they chose to live in.
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Re: Western Woman Pulled From Tuk-tuk in Angkor Wat Bag Snatch

Post by John Bingham » Thu May 30, 2019 7:20 pm

xandreu wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 pm
If the police were involved, it would more than likely be one or two rogue officers. I'm very surprised that the police refused to help the woman.

Angkor Wat is Cambodia's cash cow, and if word starts getting around that not only is it unsafe, but the police couldn't care less what happens to the tourists who keep it going, it would have a massive impact on tourism for the country. It's the main reason most people visit here.
Add to that the fact that the thieves were arrested within a day. I wonder who could have arrested them? 8-)
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