Three Alleged Robbers Killed

Three robbery suspects were gunned down by police near Olympic Stadium early Wednes­day, just a day after municipal officials made plans to crack down on the city’s crime problem.

Police said the three men, be­tween the ages of 20 and 30, shot first while trying to flee on a mo­torbike at about 3:30 am. Police returned fire, killing them.

A grenade and a shotgun were confiscated, said Prach Nhar, chief of the police’s criminal and autopsy department.

On Tuesday, Chea Sophara, the city’s deputy governor, an­nounced plans to target for arrest an estimated 1,000 robbery suspects before mid-April.

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