MAN ARRESTED FOR BUYING A GUN
A 43-year-old amputee was arrested in his house in Krorkor district, Pursat province, on Tuesday for illegally buying a gun. Kim Sarin said he had bought the gun for 40,000 riels (US$9.68) to shoot wild animals and guard his farm but claimed not to know the gun was illegal.
ROBBER DESTROYS POOR MAN'S MOTO
Takhmao police arrested a man for destroying the motorbike of a traveller who did not have money for him to rob. The event happened last Friday in Kandal province. Nath Sophost stopped his motorbike in front of Tha Chhay Rath, 17, and asked him for 30,000 riels. When he did not hand over the money, Nath Sophost began hitting the victim's motorbike but unfortunately for him, patrolling police drove by and arrested him.
MAN ARRESTED WITH POCKET FULL OF PILLS
A man was arrested while he was travelling on a road in Sampov Loun district, Battambang province. Two packages containing over 1,300 methamphetamine pills were found in his pocket. Prum Kim Hong, 52, said he was paid 3,000 baht (US$85.83) by Seik Sen, of Banteay Meanchey province, to carry the pills from one person to another.
MAN STABBED TO DEATH AT A DANCE
Prey Veng police arrested a man for stabbing another man to death at a dance on Tuesday night in Prey Veng district and province. Phal Phai, 23, is accused of killing Pich Sareut, 21, for an unknown reason. Villagers say gang attacks like this are common at dances.
BOY DROWNS WHILE PLAYING IN POND
An eight-year-old boy drowned when he and a group of children were playing in a pond in Kampong Speu province Wednesday. After Hol Broh Pich's parents were alerted of his disappearance, they found his body at the bottom of the pond.
MAN RAPES TEEN IN HER HOUSE
A Battambang man has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in her house while her parents were away on Tuesday. The police believe Path Thoeun, 18, entered the house when the victim was alone before dragging her into a room and raping her.