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High schools students sent to PP court over fatal botched robbery

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Two students were arrested in connection with a failed robbery in Phnom Penh which left a Chinese national dead. FRESH NEWS

High schools students sent to PP court over fatal botched robbery

Phnom Penh municipal police sent two high school students to the municipal court on Sunday over a fatal robbery in Boeung Keng Kang district’s Tuol Svay Prey I commune.

Municipal minor crimes bureau chief Bun Satya said on Sunday the pair, both 17, were arrested on Saturday, a week after they had snatched a phone from a Chinese man who was travelling in a tuk-tuk.

The man, whom police identified as 37-year-old businessman Shen Weidong, died instantly from serious head injuries when he fell off the tuk-tuk. The duo escaped after the failed robbery.

Satya said police managed to determine the suspects’ identities after arriving to inspect the scene and question witnesses.

Citing the tuk-tuk driver’s accounts, Tuol Svay Prey I commune police chief Pov Pidor said Shen was travelling from a karaoke parlour at around 9:40pm on August 30 when the teenagers rode by and snatched his iPhone X smartphone near Tuol Sleng Primary School in Tuol Svay Prey I commune.

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