Axe attack leaves two critically injured
A HUSBAND seriously injured his wife, 49, and a neighbour, 38, after he hacked them several times with an axe on Sunday night in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Chrum district. Police said the suspect, 49, suffered from some form of mental illness. Members of his family said he was constantly paranoid that people were going to come to his residence to arrest or kill him. Both victims of the axe attack were hospitalised and remain in serious condition. Police said the husband was arrested on Monday morning.
Thieving band steals motorbike from teens
TWO high-school students were attacked and robbed of
a motorbike on Monday in the capital’s Sen Sok district. The victims, 18 and 19, said they were followed by eight teenagers on three motorbikes, who attacked them with rocks. The victims left their motorbike behind and ran from the scene to elude their assailants. The group of suspects made off with the motorbike and remain at large. Witnesses said traffic police nearby had failed to intervene.
Police briefly detain abusive husband
MILITARY police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town arrested a 32-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly beating his 23-year-old wife. His wife said her husband, who frequently beat her while he was drunk, arrived home intoxicated at 10pm and instigated an argument. Afterwards, he punched her several times in the face. The suspect was briefly detained by military police and released after he signed a contract stipulating that he would no longer beat his wife.
Guard catches moto burglar ‘in the act’
A CONSTRUCTION worker was arrested after allegedly stealing a motorbike on Sunday in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the suspect, 27, approached a restaurant around 8:30pm and attempted to take off with a motorbike that was parked in front. A guard caught the suspect and detained him until the police arrived to make an arrest. Police said they were searching for two possible accomplices they believe to be involved in the attempted heist.
Earring bandit steals from teenaged twins
TEENAGE twin sisters were robbed of their earrings on Monday in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. Police said the 13-year-old twins were on a school break when a man forced the girls to give him their earrings. When the sisters informed their mother of the robbery, she filed a complaint with police. Police are searching for the suspect.