•Father of 8 shot while sleeping outside home
A muderer is at large after shooting a man in his sleep in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district on Sunday night. The victim’s wife said she was inside her home with her eight children when an unidentified suspect shot her husband as he slept on a bed outside their house. The victim, 53, died at the scene. Police said they did not have any leads, but they have launched an investigation.
•Shots bring police, jail time for 23-year-old
A late-night scuffle ended in the arrest of one suspect after he allegedly fired a gun in the air on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district. Police said the suspect had been involved in an argument with two other men when he attempted to intimidate them by firing several rounds in the air. Police said the 23-year-old suspect, who was arrested at the scene, claimed to have stolen the gun from a police officer when he was hired to repair the officer’s home. He was sent to jail
to await trial.
•Brother duo arrested on stabbing charges
Two brothers were arrested on Sunday in the capital’s Sen Sok district on suspicion of having beaten and stabbed a 21-year-old man. Police said the two brothers had an argument with the victim and used knives to slash him several times. The suspects were arrested and sent to
jail to await trial. The victim of the attack was taken to hospital.
•Two suspects await trial in alleged moto theft
An alleged motorbike theft led to the arrest of two men on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Police said the16-year-old victim, who was a student and part-time motodop, was giving the two suspects a ride. When they were nearing their des-tination, they allegedly stole his motorbike. The victim filed a complaint with police. The suspects, 16 and 22, were arrested and await trial. The motorbike was returned to its rightful owner.
•Motorbike lounger busted with meth
A man was arrested on Sunday for alleged drug trafficking in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district. The suspect, 24, was sitting on his motorbike when police said he roused their suspicion. When they searched the suspect, police found him to be in possession of four packages of, and 13 capsules of, methamphetamine. The suspect, who police said had confessed to the crime, was detained and awaits trial.