Woman hacked with axe amid brutal theft
A 19-year-old woman was hacked with an axe during a robbery in Poipet town on Tuesday. The victim said that she was riding her motorbike home when she was attacked by a masked man who struck her three times with an axe. The suspect made off with 600 baht (about US$20) and a mobile phone, while the victim was sent to hospital. The suspect escaped and police are searching for him.
Two arrested on drug trafficking charges
POLICE in Battambang town arrested two men for alleged drug trafficking on Tuesday. Police said they were suspicious of the suspects in the past and decided to raid their residence, seizing eight packages of crystal methamphetamine. Neighbours had complained to police that they had seen the suspects selling drugs to younger members of the community, and police have since sent the suspects to court.
Armed motorbike theft suspects escape
POLICE in Kampong Speu’s Odong district said three men robbed a man of his motorbike at gunpoint on Tuesday. The victim said that he was driving his vehicle when the three suspects allegedly stopped him on another motorbike and threatened him with a gun, saying that if he shouted for police or filed a complaint they would kill him. They then allegedly took the motorbike and escaped safely. The victim filed a complaint to police, who say they are searching for the suspects.
Crime of opportunity leads to one arrest
A 37-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he allegedly stole a victim’s motorbike in Daun Penh’s Meanchey district on Wednesday. Police said that the victim kept his motorbike inside but left his home for a while without locking his door, prompting the suspect to steal it. Police said they became suspicious of the suspect while he was driving and attempted to stop him, but he drove off at high speed. Police eventually apprehended him and sent him to court.
Boy killed in tragic traffic accident
A 7-YEAR-OLD boy was run over by a bus in Kampot’s Banteay Meas district on Monday. Neighbours said that they saw the bus driving at excessive speeds when it crashed into two boys who were crossing the road, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition in hospital. Police have detained the bus driver pending a resolution with the victim’s family.