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.