Three Jailed After Stealing Garments From Truck

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced the driver of a container truck carrying garments and his two accomplices to between two and four years in jail after they were found guilty of robbing the truck at So Nguon Dry Port in Pur Senchey district’s Choam Chao commune.

After stealing 570 items of clothing worth $14,000 from the container while it was parked at the port in February last year, Sith Sim, the driver, and Pum Sophal, 25, were sentenced to four years in prison.  Chan Sokheng, 23, was sentenced to two years.

“The court found them guilty of theft and receiving stolen goods,” said presiding Judge Sin Visal.

Judge Visal ordered the transportation company that Mr. Sim was working for to pay $14,482 in compensation to Roo Hsing Garment Co. Ltd, the Taiwanese-owned factory that produced the clothes.

Zhu Chan Sik, a representative of the factory, said after the robbery that the company had filed a complaint with police who then arrested the men.

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