WEDDING CRASHER STEALS PHONE
Security guards arrested a man at a wedding on Saturday in Tuol Kork district after accusing him of stealing a mobile phone. According to district police, a guest at the wedding reported the 26-year-old man, who had disguised himself as a friend of the married couple. The accused was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal court for questioning.
MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING 14-YEAR-OLD
A man who is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl has been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Police say the girl’s father, after hearing of the alleged rape, made a citizen’s arrest and turned the man over to local authorities. The father has said that the man raped the 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions in Phnom Penh and in Kandal province. Police say the man has confessed to his crimes.
POLICE ROUND UP PROTITUTES, THUGS
Police in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday arrested at least 33 prostitutes, procuresses and gangsters who were loitering in public parks in Tonle Bassac commune. According to police, the prostitutes were soliciting clients, while the gangsters were both taking and dealing drugs. The prostitutes are expected to be sent to the municipal Department of Social Affairs, and some of the gangsters will be sent to court.
MAN KILLED IN B'BANG ARMED ROBBERY
A Cham Muslim man was killed after being shot in the head during an armed robbery on Sunday night in Battambang province. Five men wielding AK-47 rifles fired several shots after breaking into the man’s house. They also threatened the man’s family before making off with more than US$300 and 10 damlungs of gold. The victim was killed despite the fact that he did not resist the masked bandits, his family said. Police are still searching for his killers.
COUPLE'S REUNION LEADS TO BEATING
A 25-year-old woman died at Calmette Hospital after her husband savagely beat her during an argument. According to neighbours, the victim had failed to borrow money from a relative for a wedding, prompting the man to attack her before fleeing the scene. Her daughter then transported the victim to hospital, where she died three hours later. The victim’s father said the couple had recently reunited after a one-year separation.